Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 20 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A frontal system has brought rain to the majority of the state, and will shift through central areas and into the northeast this afternoon and evening before clearing the far northeast during Saturday. Behind this, a high pressure system over the Bight will extend a ridge into New South Wales during the weekend, before the high moves over the Tasman Sea in the early part of next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Saturday 21 October

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, easing to showers in the afternoon. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 15 with daytime temperatures reaching around 20.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain easing. Windy. Byron Bay 17 20
Rain easing. Lismore 14 20
Rain easing. Grafton 15 20
Rain easing. Becoming windy. Ballina 16 21
Rain easing. Windy. Tweed Heads 18 24

Sunday 22 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Monday 23 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Tuesday 24 October

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

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

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