Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Saturday 7 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of WA extends a ridge across western and northern New South Wales, while a cold front clips the state's corner. During the weekend a high is expected to become established over the Tasman Sea while a weak trough lingers over northeast New South Wales. This pattern should bring a return to more humid conditions for parts of the north and east, but is unlikely to generate any significant rainfall during the forecast period.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers this afternoon. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

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: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two clearing. Byron Bay 28
Shower or two clearing. Lismore 29
Afternoon shower or two. Grafton 30
Shower or two clearing. Ballina 29
Shower or two clearing. Tweed Heads 28

Sunday 8 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm inland in the afternoon. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Monday 9 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm inland in the afternoon. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Tuesday 10 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Saturday.

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