South Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:14 pm EDT on Saturday 23 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast, while a weak low pressure trough lies over the state's south and west. This pattern is drawing hot air from central Australia across New South Wales, leading to heatwave conditions in many districts. The high is expected to remain dominant in the region until Tuesday, when it looks set to weaken and allow a stronger trough to move through southern and central areas, bringing gradual respite from the heat during the second half of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Clear. Light winds.

Sunday 24 January

Hot and sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

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

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Batemans Bay 17 36
Sunny. Bega 15 35
Mostly sunny. Merimbula 16 32

Monday 25 January

Hot. Sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 39.

Tuesday 26 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 36.

Wednesday 27 January

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.

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

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