Forecast updated at 5:21 pm EST on Thursday 26 May 2016.
A cold front over southeast Australia will move through central and southeastern parts of New South Wales this evening, and the far northeast early Friday. A low is then forecast to develop southwest of Victoria on Friday and extend a second cold front over New South Wales later Friday and into Saturday as it moves east. A high pressure ridge will strengthen from the west in the wake of the second front, with a high pressure centre moving over the state by late Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of rain in the north, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm about higher ground. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.
Friday 27 May
Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the early morning. Sunny day. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 23.
UV Alert from 10:10 am to 1:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Saturday 28 May
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1300 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming westerly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 21.
Sunday 29 May
Sunny. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 21.
Monday 30 May
Sunny. Areas of morning frost about higher ground. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Friday.