Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. On the weekend this trough is expected to become more mobile and shift to the northeast under the influence of a passing Southern Ocean front. Many districts, especially on the ranges, are likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather in the afternoons through this period, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. This hot airmass will move over the northeast of the state on Monday. Another trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the state early in the new week and bring somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south, although no significant rainfall.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm on the slopes early this evening. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Sunday 26 October
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm near the Queensland border in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 41.
- Fire Danger
- New England: Very High
- Northern Slopes: Very High
- North Western: Very High
UV Alert from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Monday 27 October
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 41.
Tuesday 28 October
Sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly during the morning then tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.
Wednesday 29 October
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Sunday.