Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Friday 22 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A trough over the north of the state with showers and thunderstorms associated is moving slowly to the east. A complex low pressure system is expected to deepen over the western Tasman Sea today. A trough extending from the low to near the NSW south coast is expected to intensify and move to the north during the day, bringing rain and strong to gale-force southerly winds to much of the NSW coast. The low and trough are expected to move fairly rapidly away to the east later tonight and during Saturday as a strong high pressure system moves towards Victoria. The high should move over eastern NSW during Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely later this evening. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southerly 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening.

Saturday 23 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds southerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

UV Alert from 9:40 am to 1:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Windy. Byron Bay 15 20
Shower or two. Lismore 11 20
Possible shower. Grafton 12 20
Shower or two. Ballina 13 21
Shower or two. Windy. Tweed Heads 14 21

Sunday 24 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching around 20.

Monday 25 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

Tuesday 26 May

Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

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

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