Northern Rivers Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Saturday 31 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A deep low pressure system lies over the southwestern Tasman Sea. On Sunday the low will move east and weaken as a high pressure system moves south of the Bight extending a ridge to New South Wales north coast. The coastal ridge will strengthen during Monday and Tuesday and a low pressure trough will develop over the northeastern inland. The high is expected to be position east of Tasmania on Friday maintaining the ridge to the north.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly clear. Very high (90%) chance of showers mostly in the south. Thunderstorms likely. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Sunday 1 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Byron Bay 21 30
Shower or two. Lismore 19 30
Shower or two. Grafton 20 30
Shower or two. Ballina 20 29
Shower or two. Tweed Heads 23 28

Monday 2 February

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon.The chance of thunderstorms.in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Tuesday 3 February

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. Winds south to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Wednesday 4 February

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Sunday.

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