Forecast issued at 4:30 am EST on Wednesday 19 June 2013.
A slow moving complex low pressure system lies over the southwestern Tasman Sea while a high pressure ridge lies over the Bight. The high will move eastwards over the next couple of days to be over the western Tasman Sea by late Thursday or Friday morning. The next cold front/trough is expected to move over the western parts of the state on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Isolated showers along the coast and on the far southern ranges, more widespread about central parts of the coast. Isolated snow showers on the Alps. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Morning fog areas over the southern and central inland. Early frost patches. South to southeasterly winds, fresh along the coast. Dangerous surf.
Thursday 20 June
Isolated coastal showers, most widespread around the Hunter coast. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Early frost and fog on the slopes and ranges. Southeast to northeast winds.
Friday 21 June
Isolated showers in the northeast and, late in the day, the far southwest. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Early frost and fog on the slopes and ranges. Southeast to northeast winds.
Saturday 22 June
Isolated coastal showers. Isolated showers in the far west. Southeast to northeast winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Wednesday.