Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Friday 25 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the western Tasman Sea is extending a ridge into New South Wales this evening, as a weakening trough lies across the state's northwest. This trough will move towards the northeast later on Saturday as a cold front passes to the south, bringing a southerly change to southern and central districts. The trough is expected to weaken over the northeast during Sunday as the next high moves from the Bight to the Tasman Sea. A stronger trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the region during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers, mainly near the coast. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds east to southeasterly and light.

Saturday 26 April

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers near the coast early in the morning. Patchy fog early in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:10 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible morning shower. Byron Bay 19 25
Possible early shower. Lismore 16 27
Partly cloudy. Grafton 16 28
Possible early shower. Ballina 16 26
Possible morning shower. Tweed Heads 20 25

Sunday 27 April

Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. The chance of showers in the morning, becoming more likely in the afternoon, with the chance of thunderstorms. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Monday 28 April

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Winds south to southwesterly and light becoming east to southeasterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Tuesday 29 April

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the morning. Areas of morning fog. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

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

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