New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 am EDT on Thursday 2 March 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system lies over the southern Tasman Sea and a trough off the NSW coast is expected to deepen over the next few days. A weak low pressure system may form within the trough off the New South Wales south or central coasts during Friday and Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Showers and isolated thunderstorms east of the Divide. The chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm west of the Divide, though remaining fine and mostly sunny in the far west. Heavy falls possible with thunderstorms near the coast during the morning. Southeast to northeasterly winds, tending fresh southerly in the far west.

Fire Danger - Very High for the Southern Riverina.

Friday 3 March

Showers and possible thunderstorms east of the Divide. The chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm west of the Divide, though remaining fine and sunny in the far west. Possible heavy falls along the south coast. Fresh south to southeasterly winds, tending light east to northeasterly along the north coast.

Saturday 4 March

Showers east of the Divide. The chance of a shower west of the Divide, though remaining fine and mostly sunny in the far west. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north and along the south coast. Fresh south to southeasterly winds, tending light east to northeasterly along the north coast.

Sunday 5 March

Showers on and east of the Divide, most likely in the northeast. The chance of a shower west of the Divide, though remaining fine and mostly sunny in the far west. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north and along the south coast. East to southeasterly winds, tending fresh south to southwesterly near the coast in the south.

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

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