Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
A high pressure system over northeastern New South Wales is moving east and will reach the northern Tasman Sea this evening, allowing a cold front to move through the far southwest. The front will continue to move through central and southeastern parts on Thursday, and the far northeast early Friday. Another low will then develop southwest of Victoria on Friday and extend a second cold front over New South Wales later Friday and into Saturday as it moves east. A high pressure ridge will strengthen in the wake of the front, with a high centre moving over the state by late Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h.
Thursday 26 May
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast in the late afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.
UV Alert from 11:50 am to 12:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
Friday 27 May
Sunny morning. Patchy fog near the Victorian border in the early morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending north to northwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.
Saturday 28 May
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 25 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 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 15.
Sunday 29 May
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Thursday.