Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 9 February 2016.
A high pressure system developing over the western Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, while a weak trough lies across the state's west. The inland trough is expected to become orientated northwest-to-southeast during the second half of the week, with some eastern and central districts becoming more unsettled as an upper-level feature moves overhead.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
A shower or two on the northern coast, mainly near the coastal fringe. Fine elsewhere. East to southeasterly winds, tending northeasterly winds on the south coast.
Wednesday 10 February
A shower or two on the far north coast. An afternoon shower or two and possible thunderstorm in the southeast corner, and about the central ranges. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere, with a hot day in the far west. Southeast to northeasterly winds near the coast. Light and variable winds over most of the inland, turning southerly in the south later.
Thursday 11 February
A possible shower on the northern coast. A shower or two, with possible afternoon thunderstorms, about the central and southern ranges and coast. The chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm over parts of the central and northwestern inland. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere, with a hot day in the far west. Southeast to northeasterly winds near the coast. Light and variable winds over the northern inland, tending southerly in the south.
Friday 12 February
A shower or two in the east, more likely about the southern and central ranges, with the chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Mostly fine and sunny in the west. Hot in the far west. Southeast to northeasterly winds near the coast. Light and variable winds over the northern inland, tending southerly in the south.
Saturday 13 February
Fine apart from the chance of a shower or two on the far north coast, and in the southeast corner. Mostly sunny. Hot in the west. East to northeasterly winds near the coast, tending west to northwesterly inland.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EDT Wednesday.