Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Saturday 7 May 2016.
A high pressure system over New South Wales is weakening while a low is developing in the Bight. A trough and cold front associated with this low will affect New South Wales during Sunday and Monday, bringing gusty winds and widespread rain to the region. By late Monday this system is forecast to have cleared the state, although a second, colder, frontal system should follow during Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of rain later tonight. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
UV Alert from 10:20 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Sunday 8 May
Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the southeast. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning northerly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching around 20.
Monday 9 May
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning. Winds north to northeasterly 30 to 45 km/h turning northwesterly during the morning then decreasing to 25 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
Tuesday 10 May
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the southeast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Saturday.