Riverina Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Saturday 17 March 2018.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards northeast New South Wales, as a cold front approaches from the Southern Ocean. Northerly winds between these two systems will drag hot and dry air from the interior of Australia over the state this weekend. The front will bring a cooler change to southern and western districts on Sunday, before stalling over the northeast on Monday. Following this, a strong high is expected to build over the southern Tasman Sea and push a new ridge along the New South Wales coast by mid-week. A coastal trough embedded within this ridge is likely to enhance rainfall along central parts of the New South Wales mid-week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly clear. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Sunday 18 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Victorian border. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 50 km/h before shifting west to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 26 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Fire Danger
Eastern Riverina: Severe
Southern Riverina: High
Northern Riverina: Very High

Sun protection 10:00am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Windy. Partly cloudy. Wagga Wagga 23 35
Cloudy. Albury 23 32
Partly cloudy. Hay 23 31
Windy. Partly cloudy. Deniliquin 21 30
Wind easing. Mostly sunny. Griffith 25 33

Monday 19 March

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Tuesday 20 March

Sunny. Winds south to southwesterly and light becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Wednesday 21 March

Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Sunday.

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