New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Thursday 22 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system is centred over the Bight, while a series of cold fronts skim across southeast Australia, associated with a deep low to the south. This pattern is bringing windy conditions to eastern parts of New South Wales today, with a powerful swell developing along the coast. The last of the fronts will clear the region tonight, after which the high will drift across from the west.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

The chance of a brief shower along the coastal fringe between about Newcastle and Port Macquarie. Dry and mostly clear elsewhere. Fresh southwesterly winds, strong and gusty in the southeast and along the coastal fringe. Possible raised dust through the central west and northwest slopes. Damaging surf conditions developing along the coast.

Friday 23 August

Dry and sunny. Widespread morning frost over the inland, mainly about the central and southern ranges, and the southern central inland. Daytime temperatures a little above average. Light winds, tending south to southwesterly along the north coast. Damaging surf conditions, easing in the south.

Saturday 24 August

Dry and mostly sunny, though some cloud about the southern inland. The chance of a shower about the Alps. Areas of morning frost over parts of the inland, mainly along the ranges. Daytime temperatures above average, most notably across northern districts. West to northwesterly winds. Hazardous surf conditions easing.

Sunday 25 August

A shower or two about the southern ranges, coast and southern inland. Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Patchy morning frost along the ranges, mainly in the south. Daytime temperatures well above average in the northeast, tending closer to average in the far southwest. West to northwesterly winds ahead of a south to southwesterly change.

Monday 26 August

A shower or two along the central and northern coasts and adjacent ranges. Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Areas of morning frost over parts of the inland, chiefly about the southern ranges. Daytime temperatures above average in the northeast, tending slightly below average elsewhere. Southwest to southeast winds.

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

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