Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Sunday 20 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over southeast Australia, while a trough approaches from the west. The trough will cross the state on Monday and Tuesday as the high shifts to the Tasman Sea, but is not forecast to have any significant impact. Following this, a high pressure ridge is expected to become the dominant feature in the region during the second half of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly sunny. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 19 and 22.

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: High

Sun protection 9:30am to 2:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Windy. Byron Bay 18
Mostly sunny. Lismore 20
Mostly sunny. Grafton 20
Partly cloudy. Ballina 20
Mostly sunny. Tweed Heads 19

Monday 21 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a light shower. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 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.

Tuesday 22 August

Sunny. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting east to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Wednesday 23 August

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Sunday.

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