New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:59 pm EST on Friday 1 July 2022.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is expected to strengthen south of the Bight while a trough develops along the New South Wales coast. This pattern will bring showers and rain to the eastern half of the state during the weekend with the potential of an East Coast Low forming near the coast from late Sunday and lingering until Tuesday. This period brings with it the potential for significant rain and heavy falls, particularly about central parts of the coast.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Scattered showers tending to areas of rain for the east, showers lingering in parts of the west. Snow showers possible on the Alps above 1200 metres. Fine and mostly clear in the far west. Early frost patches about the ranges and slopes, mainly in the south. Southerly winds, fresh along the southern coast. Hazardous surf conditions for the Sydney and Hunter coast.

Saturday 2 July

Showers across the eastern half, tending to rain about the central and southern coast where heavy falls are also possible. A shower or two possible across the western slopes and plains. Snow showers possible on the Alps above 1300 metres. Fine and mostly sunny in the far west. Early frost patches about the southern ranges and slopes. South to southeasterly winds, freshening about the central and southern coast. Hazardous surf conditions for the Sydney and Hunter coast easing during the morning.

Sunday 3 July

Rain along the central parts of the coast and adjacent ranges with heavy rain at times likely. Showers elsewhere across the eastern half and possibly extending to the far west. Dry and mostly sunny near the South Australian border. Daytime temperatures near or slightly below average. South to southeasterly winds, fresh to strong about the southern and central coast and ranges. Winds gale force about the southern flank of low near the central coastline. Hazardous surf conditions possibly developing about the southern half of the coast.

Monday 4 July

Rain about east, tending to showers into parts west of the divide. Rain heavy at times about the coast and adjacent ranges. Overcast in the east tending partly cloudy in the far west. Daytime temperatures near average along the coast, tending slightly Moderate to fresh south to southeasterly winds about the inland tending fresh to strong east to southeasterly along the coast.

Tuesday 5 July

Showers and rain in the east, tending to more patchy showers in the west. Possible heavy falls in the east. Daytime temperatures near average to slightly above average.

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

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