Mid North Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:32 pm EDT on Thursday 5 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of WA is extending a ridge into New South Wales in the wake of a cold front, pushing a drier airmass across the region. Weaker cold fronts are expected to pass to the south during Friday and Saturday, but should have little impact on the state's weather. During the weekend a high is expected to become established over the Tasman Sea while a trough lingers over northeast New South Wales. This pattern should bring a return to more humid conditions for parts of the north and east, but is unlikely generate any significant rainfall during the forecast period.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a late shower in the north. Winds south to southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Large and powerful surf conditions developing in the evening, hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Friday 6 March

Mostly sunny. Slight chance of an early shower in the north. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Fire Danger
North Coast: Low-Moderate
Greater Hunter: High
New England: Low-Moderate
Northern Slopes: High

UV Alert from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Coffs Harbour 18 28
Mostly sunny. Kempsey 17 30
Mostly sunny. Port Macquarie 17 28
Sunny. Taree 15 30
Sunny. Forster 16 27

Saturday 7 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday 8 March

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

Monday 9 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Friday.

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