Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Friday 1 August 2014.
A strong cold front is moving over eastern New South Wales today, accompanied by gusty winds and bringing showers to the southern inland. Conditions will ease through the weekend as a high pressure system to the west strengthens and drifts closer. The stabilising effect of this system will promote fine conditions in most areas, although some very cold nights are expected. The high is expected to be the dominant feature in the region through the first half of next week.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Mostly clear. Scattered showers in the east, becoming more isolated during the evening, clearing at night. Showers falling as snow at times above 700 metres. The chance of thunderstorms and small hail in the east this evening. Winds southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the late evening.
Saturday 2 August
Patchy morning fog in the east. Severe morning frost. Sunny afternoon. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 15.
UV Alert from 11:40 am to 1:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
Sunday 3 August
Morning frost and areas of fog in the morning. Sunny afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 16.
Monday 4 August
Areas of frost and patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny day. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.
Tuesday 5 August
Areas of fog and patches of frost in the morning. Sunny afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Saturday.