Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.
A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving from the Southern Ocean across southeast Australia. The passing of these fronts is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state, but little rainfall due to the presence of a generally dry airmass. A stronger cold front is forecast to bring a significant cold snap at the end of the week, after which conditions should gradually ease as the next high pressure system becomes established.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Sunny. Areas of frost in the north early this morning. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 25.
UV Alert from 10:20 am to 1:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Thursday 31 July
Patchy fog near the coast early in the morning. Sunny day. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 26.
Friday 1 August
Sunny. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 25.
Saturday 2 August
Sunny morning. Areas of morning frost about higher ground. Isolated showers developing in the south in the afternoon, increasing to scattered showers about the coastal fringes in the south toward the evening. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southwesterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 19.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Wednesday.