Forecast issued at 5:18 am EST on Thursday 2 October 2014.
A high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge into western New South Wales in the wake of a cold front, and will gradually drift east during the next few days and promote fine weather. During Friday a trough is forecast to affect central and northern parts of the coast as another cold front passes to the south, although very little rainfall is expected. By Saturday, the high is forecast to be over the Tasman Sea, with the resultant northerly winds bringing a return to hot weather in many districts.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - Far North Coast: High
UV Alert from 8:20 am to 2:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Friday 3 October
Patchy fog in the south in the early morning. Sunny day. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Saturday 4 October
Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers or a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Sunday 5 October
Sunny morning. Slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.