Forecast issued at 4:54 pm EDT on Thursday 30 October 2014.
A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea and extends a weak ridge across much of the state. During Friday the high is forecast to strengthen while a cold front approaches from the southwest, with hot, dry northwesterly winds developing between these systems over most inland areas. The front is expected to move through southern, western and central districts on Saturday with hot, strong and gusty northwesterly winds over much of the northeastern half of the state prior to the change. Some fairly widespread light rain is expected over the southern inland with this front, but only isolated shower and thunderstorm activity is anticipated for the remainder of the state with little rainfall and potentially squally winds associated. The change should move through the northeast on Sunday with milder southwest to southeast winds extending throughout. Current guidance suggests temperatures will increase through the west of the state again next week.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Clear. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Friday 31 October
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northerly 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
- Fire Danger
- Eastern Riverina: Severe
- Southern Riverina: Severe
- Northern Riverina: Very High
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Saturday 1 November
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the morning and early afternoon. Winds northerly 20 to 25 km/h shifting southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.
Sunday 2 November
Sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southerly during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Monday 3 November
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Friday.