Forecast issued at 4:30 am EST on Sunday 26 April 2015.
A strong high pressure system southwest of the Bight is slowly moving east extending a ridge to northeastern New South Wales. The high will be the dominant synoptic feature over the next few days.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Slight to medium chance of showers in the east mostly contracting to the sea during the morning. Possible snow on the Alps above 1500 metres. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Southwesterly winds, becoming strong and gusty about exposed parts of the coast and ranges in the afternoon.
Monday 27 April
Fine apart from the chance of a shower in the southeast corner, and on the coastal fringe around Port Stephens. Mostly sunny. Early frost patches about the ranges. South to southwesterly winds, fresh along the coast.
Tuesday 28 April
The chance of a shower or two near the coast, chiefly in the north. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Early frost about the ranges. South to southeasterly winds.
Wednesday 29 April
A shower or two near the coast, becoming more likely in the north. The chance of showers extending through the central west and northwest slopes. Fine in the west and across the southern inland. Early frost patches about the ranges. East to southeasterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Sunday.