Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Wednesday 14 October 2015.
A high pressure system near Tasmania is extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast, while a trough lies over the inland. Humid winds converging into this trough are expected to create unsettled weather about much of the northeast today, particularly near the Queensland border this afternoon. The decay of the inland trough tonight and Thursday will allow the high to become the dominant synoptic feature in the region during the second half of the week as it drifts slowly east. This should promote a return to fine weather in most districts, apart from the odd shower or two lingering in the northeast corner, with warm to hot northerly winds also making a return. The next trough is forecast to affect the state during the weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the north, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, mainly afternoon and early evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 26 to 32.
- Fire Danger
- New England: Low-Moderate
- Northern Slopes: Low-Moderate
- North Western: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Thursday 15 October
Sunny. Patchy fog on the southern slopes in the early morning. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northeasterly in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.
Friday 16 October
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.
Saturday 17 October
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Wednesday.