Forecast issued at 5:16 am EST on Tuesday 23 September 2014.
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea is maintaining a ridge into New South Wales, while a trough over South Australia draws closer. Rain associated with this system will reach the western border later today, and is expected to increase during Wednesday and Thursday as a low centre developing within the trough passes over the state. Another high is forecast to move in behind the trough during Friday as the low moves rapidly away to the east, and this high should remain the dominant feature in the region through the weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 8:40 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Wednesday 24 September
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the early morning. Isolated showers in the north in the morning. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Thursday 25 September
Cloudy. Patchy morning fog. High chance of rain . The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Friday 26 September
Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.