Forecast issued at 5:16 am EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.
A high pressure system is forecast to strengthen in the Tasman Sea today while a cold front approaches NSW from the southwest, with hot, dry northwesterly winds developing between these systems over most inland areas. The front is expected to move through southern, western and central districts on Saturday with hot, strong and gusty northwesterly winds over much of the northeastern half of the state prior to the change. Some fairly widespread light rain is expected over the southern inland with this front, but only isolated shower and thunderstorm activity is anticipated for the remainder of the state with little rainfall and potentially squally winds associated. The change should move through the northeast on Sunday with milder southwest to southeast winds extending throughout. Current guidance suggests temperatures will increase through the west of the state again next week.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early this morning. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h turning west to northwesterly during the day then tending northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 33.
- Fire Danger
- Illawarra/Shoalhaven: Very High
- Far South Coast: High
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Saturday 1 November
Becoming cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly in the morning then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 31.
Sunday 2 November
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 22.
Monday 3 November
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Friday.