Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Saturday 6 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred near Tasmania extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast. A trough extends from Queensland into western parts of the state. This synoptic pattern with a high pressure system to the south of mainland Australia, with a trough through over inland New South Wales is forecast to persist into the new week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h.

Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Sunday 7 February

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing, easing during the day.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Byron Bay 21 26
Shower or two. Lismore 18 27
Possible early shower. Grafton 19 28
Shower or two. Ballina 20 27
Shower or two. Tweed Heads 22 27

Monday 8 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower at night. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Tuesday 9 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds southerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 20s.

Wednesday 10 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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