New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 am EDT on Thursday 21 October 2021.

Weather Situation

A broad area of low pressure lies over the western Tasman Sea and will linger for the next day or two, bringing showery conditions to coastal parts. Meanwhile, warm conditions look set to develop over inland areas today, as another weak trough enters the state's far west. This trough is forecast to move east at the end of the week, as a cold front approaches, then crosses the south of the state and deepens during the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

A few showers in the east, and the chance of a shower in the west. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast, possible severe. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere in the west. Daytime temperatures below average in the east and above average in the far west. Southerly winds in the east, and northerly in the west. Winds turning southerly in the far west during the afternoon.

Friday 22 October

A few showers in the east, possibly reaching the western slopes. The chance of thunderstorms across the northeast quarter and along the eastern parts of the ranges. Dry and mostly sunny in the west. Daytime temperatures mostly above average, notably about the western inland. Northeasterly winds in the east, southwesterly winds in the west.

Saturday 23 October

A few showers and possible thunderstorms developing across all but the far northwest. Showers and thunderstorms, perhaps severe, most likely about the western slopes and in the northeast during the afternoon and evening. Dry and mostly sunny in the far west. Daytime temperatures mostly above average, tending below average in the far southwest. Northeast to northwesterly winds, freshening along the coast and ranges during the day. Cool, south to southwesterly winds spreading across the far west and south during the day.

Sunday 24 October

A few scattered showers mostly focussed about the east coast and adjacent hinterland but perhaps extending to the ranges. The chance of a thunderstorm for the northeast. Dry and mostly sunny west of the ranges. Daytime temperatures average or below average for all but the northeast corner where they remain above average. Light to moderate west to northwest winds in the northeast for a time, otherwise light to moderate southwest to southeast winds, tending fresh about the coast and ranges.

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

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