Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Wednesday 1 October 2014.
A high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge into western New South Wales in the wake of a cold front, and will gradually drift east during the next few days while promoting mostly fine weather. During Thursday and Friday a trough is forecast to affect central and northern parts of the coast as another cold front passes to the south, although very little rainfall is expected. By Saturday, the high is forecast to be over the Tasman Sea, with the resultant northerly winds bringing a return to hot weather in many districts.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Fine and mostly clear. Southwest to southeasterly winds.
Thursday 2 October
Fine and mostly sunny. Early frost patches on the southern and central tablelands. Southeast to southwesterly winds.
Friday 3 October
Partly cloudy along the coast south from the Hunter with the chance of isolated showers or drizzle. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Early local frost on the southern ranges. Mostly light and variable winds inland, and southeast to northeasterly winds near the coast.
Saturday 4 October
Isolated showers in the northeast, chiefly near the Queensland border, with the chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere, with a warm to hot day expected in the west. Northwest to northeasterly winds, freshening along the coast.
Sunday 5 October
Fine and mostly sunny, apart from the chance of a shower or two in the far northeast. A hot day in most areas. North to northwesterly winds, and a southerly change developing in the south.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EST Thursday.