South Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 19 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a trough and associated cold front approach New South Wales from the west. This frontal system will bring rain to the state's south and west today, shifting through central areas and into the northeast during Friday, followed by a cooler southerly change. Behind this, a new high in the Bight will extend a ridge into New South Wales during the weekend, though a trough may linger over the northern inland for a day or two.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south early this evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 20 October

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain in the north, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.

Fire Danger
Illawarra/Shoalhaven: Low-Moderate
Far South Coast: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:10am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain easing. Batemans Bay 14 19
Possible early rain. Bega 13 21
Possible early rain. Merimbula 13 20

Saturday 21 October

Partly cloudy. Winds south to southwesterly 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 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.

Sunday 22 October

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

Monday 23 October

Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Friday.

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