Northern Rivers Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Thursday 27 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A vigorous cold front has moved off the New South Wales coast. In the wake of this front, a low pressure circulation has developed over the central Tasman Sea and is moving rapidly southeast as a high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge into New South Wales. This high is forecast to drift slowly east during the following few days, promoting mostly fine weather though colder mornings. The next frontal system is expected to cross the state Tuesday next week.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Light winds.

Friday 28 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southerly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

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

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:20am to 2:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Very windy. Byron Bay 16 22
Partly cloudy. Lismore 10 22
Partly cloudy. Grafton 13 23
Shower or two. Becoming windy. Ballina 13 22
Possible shower. Windy. Tweed Heads 15 23

Saturday 29 April

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Sunday 30 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Monday 1 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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