Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 16 January 2017.
A high is over the Tasman Sea and troughs are located over northern inland New South Wales and off the far north coast. The troughs are expected to weaken and the high will continue directing a hot northerly airstream over the state on Tuesday. A cold front and associated trough of low pressure is expected to move through the west and south of New South Wales during Wednesday, bringing a milder southerly change. The change should move through the remainder on Thursday, although high temperatures will remain over the northwest.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Partly cloudy. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing and swimming.
Tuesday 17 January
Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about higher ground in the morning and early afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 38.
- Fire Danger
- North Coast: High
- Greater Hunter: Very High
- New England: Low-Moderate
- Northern Slopes: High
Sun protection 8:40am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]
Wednesday 18 January
Hot. Sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 42.
Thursday 19 January
Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm about higher ground in the afternoon. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.
Friday 20 January
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Tuesday.