Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Friday 29 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A high over eastern South Australia is extending a ridge into New South Wales. This high will be the dominant synoptic feature in the region during the next few days, moving slowly across southeast Australia and blocking the progress of any approaching fronts. The stability of this system should promote fine weather and increasing daytime temperatures in most districts, although mornings will remain cool. Later on the weekend the high is forecast to weaken as it nears the Tasman Sea, allowing the next significant cold front to move through New South Wales early in the new week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Sunny. Areas of fog early this morning, mainly inland. Patches of light morning frost in the south. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 20s.

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

Sun protection 9:50am to 2:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Byron Bay 20
Morning fog then sunny. Lismore 22
Morning fog and light frost. Sunny day. Grafton 22
Patchy morning fog. Sunny. Ballina 21
Sunny. Tweed Heads 21

Saturday 30 July

Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

Sunday 31 July

Patchy morning fog. Sunny day. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Monday 1 August

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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