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