Northern Rivers Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 20 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front is moving through northeastern NSW, and the resulting southerly change will make its way to the far north coast tonight. In its wake a ridge of high pressure is developing, extending from a high to the west of Tasmania. This high will move over the southwestern Tasman Sea during Wednesday strengthening the ridge to the north. A low pressure trough is expected to move over the southwest of the state during Thursday as the high weakens.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely later tonight. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening.

Tuesday 21 October

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Becoming windy. Byron Bay 17 21
Shower or two. Lismore 15 23
Possible shower. Grafton 15 22
Shower or two. Ballina 15 22
Shower or two. Tweed Heads 18 22

Wednesday 22 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon. Areas of fog in the north at night. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Thursday 23 October

Mostly sunny. Patchy morning fog near the Queensland border. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Friday 24 October

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

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

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