Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the the western Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, while a broad, weak trough lies over the inland. The high will move very slowly during the next few days, allowing increasingly hot air to be drawn down from central Australia. A weak front will affect the south and west of the state on Thursday and Friday but will not reach the northern inland which will remain hot. The fall in temperatures behind the front in affected parts of the state will be short lived with generally hot conditions persisting over the weekend, especially inland.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Wednesday 13 December

Patchy fog in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Byron Bay 20 28
Partly cloudy. Lismore 16 29
Mostly sunny. Grafton 16 31
Partly cloudy. Ballina 18 28
Partly cloudy. Tweed Heads 21 28

Thursday 14 December

Patchy fog in the early morning. Sunny day. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 15 December

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 16 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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