Forecast issued at 5:16 am EST on Friday 19 September 2014.
A complex low pressure system is situated over the eastern Tasman Sea, while a high is centred to the south of Adelaide. This high will be the dominant feature in the region during the next few days as it drifts slowly east, reaching the Tasman Sea early in the new week while maintaining a ridge across much of New South Wales. The presence of some cool upper-level air over the state's northeast should support some shower and thunderstorm activity along the north coast through to Sunday, and the development of an upper low over southwest Queensland later on the weekend may lead to some unsettled weather across the northern inland.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Partly cloudy. Local early fog patches, with frost about higher ground. Isolated showers developing in the north this afternoon, becoming more likely in the evening. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 23.
- Fire Danger
- North Coast: Low-Moderate
- Greater Hunter: Low-Moderate
- New England: High
- Northern Slopes: High
UV Alert from 8:50 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Saturday 20 September
Partly cloudy. The chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms about higher ground in the afternoon. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending southeast to southwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 22.
Sunday 21 September
Partly cloudy. Medium chance of a shower about the coast. Slight chance of showers remainder. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning south to southeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 22.
Monday 22 September
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the north during the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Friday.