Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Thursday 27 November 2014.
A high centred to the west of Bass Strait is extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast in the wake of a low pressure trough that lies over the far northeast. A new high centre will develop over the western Tasman Sea during Friday and should remain almost stationary for several days, becoming the dominant synoptic feature in the region. As this high strengthens winds will tend northerly across the state. On Saturday an inland trough will begin to extend south from Queensland to lie across most of NSW on Sunday. This inland trough will be slow moving and will begin to trigger an unsettled period of showers and thunderstorms across much of the state starting from Sunday extending into next week.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southerly in the evening.
Friday 28 November
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Saturday 29 November
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Sunday 30 November
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.
Monday 1 December
Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Friday.