Mid North Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 19 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is maintaining a ridge towards southeast Queensland, while a trough and rain-band lie over northeast NSW. A cold front moving up the state will stall over the far northeast on Monday, with the rain band moving slowly through the northeast this evening. A low pressure system is expected to form off the Mid North Coast or Hunter on Monday, and is likely to deepen and remain slow moving through Monday night/Tuesday with localised heavy rain about parts of the northeast, strong to gale-force winds along the coast, and dangerous surf conditions developing.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Monday 20 April

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible about higher ground. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 19.

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

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

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Coffs Harbour 17 18
Rain. Kempsey 16 19
Rain. Becoming windy. Port Macquarie 16 20
Rain. Taree 16 18
Rain. Possible heavy falls. Forster 16 19

Tuesday 21 April

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the south. Winds south to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 20.

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

Wednesday 22 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning. Gusty winds in the south. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 24.

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

Thursday 23 April

Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 25.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Monday.

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