New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over northeastern New South Wales together with a slow-moving trough of low pressure in the west are bringing moist conditions to many parts of the state with unsettled weather in the west, southern ranges and along the north coast today. Meanwhile a front slipping south of the state is forecast to bring a southerly change along the southern coast today and Thursday, then a more significant front is forecast to cross much of the state on Friday, bringing cooler and drier conditions in its wake. This front will be followed by a high pressure system to the west and a ridge extending toward the state that will become the dominant feature over the outlook days.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

A shower or two on the north coast and adjacent ranges. A shower or two and the risk of a thunderstorm over the western plains, extending to the southern ranges, southwest slopes and the south coast from midday. Dry elsewhere. Southeast to northeasterly winds near the coast, and southeast to southwesterly winds inland.

Thursday 25 April

A shower or two on the far south coast and the southwest slopes of the ranges. Slight chance of a shower stretching from northwest NSW to the southeast, with the slight risk of thunder along the central west plains and ranges in the South Coast. Generally dry elsewhere. Daytime temperatures mostly above average. Southeast to northeasterly winds near the coast, and southeast to southwesterly winds inland.

Friday 26 April

Dry and mostly sunny apart from a shower or two on the southwest slopes of the ranges, with a little snow on the peaks. Slight chance of an afternoon shower along the northern ranges and slopes. Daytime temperatures above average in the northeast half and below average in the southwest half. Northwest to northeasterly winds in the northeast ahead of southwest to southeasterly winds advancing through the inland and along the southern half of the coast.

Saturday 27 April

Slight chance of a shower about the northern coast. Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Daytime temperatures below average in the east and well below average in the west. Southwest to southeast winds, fresher along the coast.

Sunday 28 April

Dry and mostly sunny. Daytime temperatures average to slightly above average in the east and well below average in the west. Southwest to northwest, fresher along the south coast.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EST Thursday.

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