Forecast issued at 5:17 am EST on Friday 22 August 2014.
A high pressure system is centred over the southern Tasman Sea, with a trough offshore from the northern coast of New South Wales. Another trough extends from Queensland toward the northern inland. The high will be the dominant feature in the region during the next few days as it drifts slowly east and strengthens. On the weekend a weak trough should enter southern New South Wales from the west.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Cloudy. Showers, moderate to heavy at times. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 17 and 20.
Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 2:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Saturday 23 August
Cloudy. Showers, more frequent near the coastal fringe. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
Sunday 24 August
Cloudy. High chance of showers. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 20.
Monday 25 August
Cloudy. Patchy morning fog near the Queensland border. High chance of showers, tending very high near the coast. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 20.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Friday.