Forecast updated at 11:44 am EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. On the weekend this trough is expected to become more mobile and shift to the northeast under the influence of a passing Southern Ocean front. Many eastern districts, especially on the ranges, are likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather in the afternoons through this period, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. This hot airmass will move over the northeast of the state on Monday. Another trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the state early in the new week and bring somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south, although no significant rainfall.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Medium (40%) chance of showers in the east this afternoon. The chance of afternoon thunder. Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h tending southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 33 to 39.
- Fire Danger
- Eastern Riverina: High
- Southern Riverina: Low-Moderate
- Northern Riverina: High
UV Alert from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Sunday 26 October
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) of shower in the south. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 39.
Monday 27 October
Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Tuesday 28 October
Sunny. Light winds becoming westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Saturday.