Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 25 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front has now moved offshore into the Tasman Sea. A high pressure system is forecast to follow in the wake of the front, drifting slowly across the region. A low pressure system is expected to develop in the Bight. This low and associated frontal system are expected to move eastwards, affecting far western New South Wales on Wednesday before the front moves across much of the state on Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower early this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon and evening. Light winds.

Monday 26 September

Sunny. Patchy fog in the north in the early morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:20am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Byron Bay 15 22
Sunny. Lismore 10 25
Sunny. Grafton 11 25
Sunny. Ballina 12 24
Sunny. Tweed Heads 16 22

Tuesday 27 September

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Wednesday 28 September

Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Thursday 29 September

Cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the south. High (70%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

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

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