South Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 16 January 2017.

Weather Situation

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]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Hot and sunny. Batemans Bay 18 35
Sunny. Bega 17 37
Sunny. Merimbula 17 33

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.

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