Northern Rivers Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Sunday 4 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A broad low pressure trough extends from Queensland into western New South Wales. This trough is expected to be the dominant synoptic feature over the next few days, with only a weak front passing through southern parts of the State during Monday. This pattern will maintain hot conditions over the northern inland until Wednesday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Monday 5 December

Hot. Mostly sunny morning. High (70%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming northerly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 41.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Very High

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Becoming windy. Byron Bay 22 30
Shower or two. Possible storm. Lismore 18 36
Hot. Showers. Possible storm. Grafton 20 40
Shower or two. Ballina 19 32
Shower or two. Tweed Heads 22 26

Tuesday 6 December

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 39.

Wednesday 7 December

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Thursday 8 December

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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