Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Saturday 5 September 2015.

Weather Situation

A high over southeast Australia extends a ridge into the state's west, bringing more stable atmospheric conditions to the region, though an upper trough moving through the northeast will lead to more unsettled conditions over the northeast tonight. The ridge is forecast to be slow-moving and remain the dominant feature over eastern Australia through the weekend, promoting fine weather in most inland districts while coastal parts may see a few showers. The next significant frontal system looks set to cross the state on Monday followed by another high moving into western Victoria by Wednesday night.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Sunday 6 September

Partly cloudy. Areas of fog inland in the early morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Byron Bay 14 20
Shower or two. Lismore 9 22
Shower or two. Grafton 9 22
Shower or two. Ballina 10 21
Shower or two. Tweed Heads 13 20

Monday 7 September

Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the south in the early morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending north to northwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Tuesday 8 September

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning fog. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Wednesday 9 September

Areas of morning fog in the north. Mostly sunny day. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the evening. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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