New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 20 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred to the west of Bass Strait, with a trough offshore from the northern coast of New South Wales. The high will be the dominant feature in the region during the next few days as it drifts slowly east and strengthens. By the weekend, the high is expected to be over the Tasman Sea, allowing a weak trough to enter southern New South Wales from the west.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Isolated showers along the central and northern coasts, more frequent north of about Newcastle, and possibly extending to the Northern Tablelands in the afternoon. The chance of light afternoon showers in the far west. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. South to southeasterly winds in the east, fresh and gusty along the coast, tending light easterly inland.

Thursday 21 August

Showers along the coast and adjacent ranges, more frequent on the coastal fringe. The chance of afternoon showers over the northern inland. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. East to southeasterly winds.

Friday 22 August

Showers along the coast and adjacent ranges, more frequent on the coastal fringe. The chance of afternoon showers over the northern inland. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. East to southeasterly winds.

Saturday 23 August

Showers along the coast and adjacent ranges, more likely in the north. The chance of afternoon showers over the northern slopes. The chance of afternoon showers over the far southwest. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. Southeast to northeasterly winds.

Sunday 24 August

The chance of showers in the south and east, more frequent on the southern slopes, and coast north of Wollongong. Showers falling as snow over the Alpine peaks. Southeast to northeasterly winds, tending southwesterly in the far southwest.

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

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