Forecast issued at 4:30 am EST on Friday 4 September 2015.
A complex low pressure system, with multiple centres, lies off the New South Wales coast and will move away to the east today. Meanwhile, a high in the Bight is extending a ridge into the state's west, bringing more stable atmospheric conditions to the region. This ridge is forecast to be slow-moving and remain the dominant feature over eastern Australia through the weekend, promoting fine weather in most inland districts while coastal parts may see the odd shower or two. The next significant frontal system looks set to cross the state early in the new week.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
A few showers east of the Divide, most likely along the coast between Sydney and Port Macquarie this morning, shifting to the northern coast later in the day. A possible early shower or two on the southern ranges, with light snow above 1600 metres. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. Southerly winds, fresh along the central and northern coasts.
Saturday 5 September
A few showers in the northeast, possibly extending down the the coast to about Batemans Bay. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Light and variable winds inland, tending southeast to southeasterly near the coast.
Sunday 6 September
A shower or two east of the Divide, chiefly on the coastal fringe, and the chance of a late shower in the far southwest. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. Southeast to northeasterly winds near the coast, tending northeast to northwesterly inland.
Monday 7 September
The chance of a shower or two over the eastern quarter. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. Northwest to northeasterly winds, tending southwesterly over the far west later.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Friday.