Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Thursday 28 May 2015.
A high near New Zealand extends a ridge to the NSW north coast. A cold front approaching Tasmania and western Victoria is expected to slip to the southeast as it approaches the high. A rain-band associated with an upper level trough will move into the west of the state this evening then extend through to the central ranges early Friday morning before moving a little further north and weakening later in the day. The rain-band is likely to remain over northern parts of the state over the weekend with just some light, patchy rain associated, while a second front passes over Tasmania then weakens. A third, stronger cold front is expected to cross NSW Sunday night and Monday with the southeast likely to be most affected with showers and snow to quite low levels. A high pressure system is likely to develop over western NSW early in the new week as a low deepens over the central Tasman Sea.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.
Friday 29 May
Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Saturday 30 May
Mostly sunny. Areas of morning fog inland. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.
Sunday 31 May
Mostly sunny day. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening in the south. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.
Monday 1 June
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Snow possible above 600 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Friday.