New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 am EDT on Friday 28 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand is maintaining a flow of very moist air across the state. A trough will slowly enter the state from the west today, bringing unsettled weather for a number of days as is it gradually progresses eastwards.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Showers and thunderstorms inland, extending to the central and southern ranges in the afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are possible in the west. A shower or two over the northeast corner. Daytime temperatures near average, shifting above average along the southern half of the state. East to northeasterly winds about the coast, fresh at times into the afternoon. Winds tending northerly along the ranges and western plains, before shifting south to southwesterly about the far southwest.

Saturday 29 January

Shower and thunderstorms over the northwest and southeast. Severe thunderstorms are possible. A shower or two over the northeast corner. Daytime temperatures below average through parts of the inland and southern coast, edging near to above average through the remainder. North to northeasterly winds, tending southerly through the western inland and along the southern coastline into the afternoon.

Sunday 30 January

A shower or two and the chance of a thunderstorm in the west and south. A shower or two along the remainder of the coast and adjacent ranges. Possible severe thunderstorms in the south. Daytime temperatures mostly near or a little below average. Southeast to northeasterly winds.

Monday 31 January

A shower or two along the coast and adjacent ranges, most likely in the north. Chance of thunderstorms in most districts apart from the northern inland. Daytime temperatures near or a little below average in the east and a little above average inland. Northeast to southeasterly winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Friday.

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