Southern Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure extends from western Queensland into inland New South Wales, while a high pressure system is moving across Bass Strait. This high is expected to reach the Tasman Sea during Thursday, where it will strengthen, while a cold front approaches from the west. Hot air drawn down from central Australia ahead of this front will lead to heatwave conditions in most areas, peaking during Friday and Saturday. The front and an associated trough will bring a cooler change to the far southwest of the state late Saturday, continuing through southern and central areas on Sunday, and into the northeast Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly clear. Areas of smoke haze. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Thursday 30 January

Hot and mostly sunny. Areas of smoke haze. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger
Australian Capital Territory: Very High
Southern Ranges: Very High

Sun protection 9:30am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Goulburn 15 37
Hot. Possible smoke. Yass 17 40
Mostly sunny. Possible smoke. Canberra 15 38

Friday 31 January

Very hot and sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Saturday 1 February

Very hot and sunny. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h turning northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Sunday 2 February

Hot. Mostly sunny morning. High (70%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 22 to 27 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

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

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