Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Tuesday 30 August 2016.
A high pressure ridge over New South Wales is weakening. A cold front preceded by a rain band will move through state during Wednesday followed by a low pressure trough developing across the western parts on Thursday and deepening before moving over the Tasman Sea during Saturday. In the wake of the trough another high pressure system is expected to move over southeastern Australia on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely from late this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm near the Victorian border later tonight. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning northerly in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures around 16.
Sun protection 10:00am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Wednesday 31 August
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the east during the morning, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Rain easing to showers from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.
Thursday 1 September
Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.
Friday 2 September
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.