Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 10 March 2014.
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge into New South Wales, while a trough approaches from the southwest. This trough will reach the southern border overnight Tuesday or early Wednesday as the ridge weakens and contracts east. The trough should then move to central parts of the state on Thursday before stalling, resulting in a weak pressure pattern over the region. There are early indications that a cold front may arrive later on the weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Mostly clear. The chance of showers in the west. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h.
Tuesday 11 March
Mostly sunny morning. The chance of showers from the early afternoon, and possible thunderstorms in the south. Winds north to northeasterly and light increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.
- Fire Danger
- Illawarra/Shoalhaven: Low-Moderate
- Far South Coast: High
UV Alert from 9:50 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Wednesday 12 March
Cloudy. Isolated showers. The chance of thunderstorms until evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 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 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.
Thursday 13 March
Cloudy. Isolated showers until evening. The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Friday 14 March
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and the chance of thunderstorms. Winds north to northwesterly and light tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Tuesday.