Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 16 January 2017.
A high is over the Tasman Sea and troughs are located over northern inland New South Wales and off the far north coast. The troughs are expected to weaken and the high will continue directing a hot northerly airstream over the state on Tuesday. A cold front and associated trough of low pressure is expected to move through the west and south of New South Wales during Wednesday, bringing a milder southerly change. The change should move through the remainder on Thursday, although high temperatures will remain over the northwest.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Clear. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Tuesday 17 January
Hot and sunny. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 40.
- Fire Danger
- Illawarra/Shoalhaven: Very High
- Far South Coast: Very High
Sun protection 8:50am to 5:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]
Wednesday 18 January
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly early in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 32.
Thursday 19 January
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the evening. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Friday 20 January
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon then tending west to southwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Tuesday.