South Coast Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:29 pm EDT on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure across northeastern New South Wales will decay today as a cold front and low pressure trough approach from the west. Hot and windy conditions are forecast to precede this front in most districts, before a weak late cool change in the southwest this evening, extending through the remaining southern and central areas during Thursday. The trough is expected to stall in the northeast during Friday, where it will linger through the weekend, leading to another period of unsettled weather across parts of eastern New South Wales.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Clear. Winds northwest to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Thursday 23 January

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm, with gusty winds in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 38.

Fire Danger
Illawarra/Shoalhaven: Severe
Far South Coast: Very High

Sun protection 8:50am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible late shower. Cool change. Batemans Bay 21 37
Possible shower developing. Bega 20 34
Possible shower developing. Merimbula 20 30

Friday 24 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the north, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

Saturday 25 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Sunday 26 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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