Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Friday 22 August 2014.
A strong high pressure system is centred over the southern Tasman Sea, with a trough offshore of the northern coast of New South Wales. These two systems will dominate the weather over the weekend as the high drifts slowly east allowing the trough to extend south over the central parts of the coast into the new week where it is expected to deepen. A weak trough is also expected to brush the far southern parts of the state late on Saturday and into Sunday associated with a cold front passing over Victoria this weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Cloudy. Showers, more frequent near the coast. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Saturday 23 August
Cloudy. Showers developing late in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 19.
- Fire Danger
- North Coast: Low-Moderate
- New England: Low-Moderate
- Northern Slopes: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 2:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Sunday 24 August
Cloudy. Scattered showers. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 20.
Monday 25 August
Cloudy. High chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm along the coastal fringe in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 20.
Tuesday 26 August
Cloudy. Very high chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm along the coastal fringe. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 20.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Saturday.