Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough extends from the far northwest of the state to central parts of the coast and is moving eastwards, bringing milder conditions to southern and western districts. The trough is expected to stall in the northwest during on Wednesday and Thursday. Another high pressure system will gradually move across southern Australia following the trough, moving over the Tasman Sea by Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Clear. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northerly in the late evening.

Wednesday 25 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:50am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Byron Bay 22 29
Partly cloudy. Lismore 20 33
Possible afternoon shower. Grafton 21 33
Partly cloudy. Ballina 21 31
Mostly sunny. Tweed Heads 24 28

Thursday 26 January

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 27 January

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Saturday 28 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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