Forecast issued at 5:18 am EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. There will be only subtle changes to this pattern over the next day or two, before the trough becomes more mobile on the weekend and shifts to the northeast under the influence of a Southern Ocean front. During this time many eastern districts are likely to see unsettled weather, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. Another trough and associated cold front appear likely to affect the state early in the new week, bringing somewhat cooler conditions.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers or a thunderstorm this afternoon and early evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then turning northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 29 to 35.
- Fire Danger
- New England: High
- Northern Slopes: High
- North Western: High
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Friday 24 October
Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm on the southern slopes in the afternoon. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 38.
Saturday 25 October
Sunny. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 39.
Sunday 26 October
Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 40.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Thursday.