Forecast issued at 5:18 am EST on Thursday 2 October 2014.
A high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge into western New South Wales in the wake of a cold front, and will gradually drift east during the next few days and promote fine weather. During Friday a trough is forecast to affect central and northern parts of the coast as another cold front passes to the south, although very little rainfall is expected. By Saturday, the high is forecast to be over the Tasman Sea, with the resultant northerly winds bringing a return to hot weather in many districts.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 28.
- Fire Danger
- New England: Low-Moderate
- Northern Slopes: High
- North Western: High
UV Alert from 8:40 am to 3:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Friday 3 October
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.
Saturday 4 October
Partly cloudy. High chance of showers near the Queensland border, slight chance elsewhere, and the chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.
Sunday 5 October
Sunny. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.