New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:47 pm EST on Monday 25 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving trough lies over northeast New South Wales, while a cold front is passing to the south this morning. Behind this, a weak high pressure system will extend into the state's west today, and will drift across the coast during Tuesday promoting mostly fine conditions. On Wednesday the high is expected to be over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday, as the the next trough enters western New South Wales. This trough, and an associated cold front, may bring a little patchy rain later Wednesday and Thursday as they progress eastwards.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

A shower or two in southeast, falling as snow on the Alps above 1500 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm on the south coast early this evening. Fine elsewhere. West to southwesterly winds, fresh and gusty over the ranges and Illawarra, tending northerly along the far north coast and southerly along the south coast.

Tuesday 26 September

Fine and mostly sunny, apart from the slight chance of an early shower along the south coast. Daytime temperatures above average throughout, particularly across the northern inland. Southwest to southeasterly winds, tending east to northeasterly in the west.

Fire Danger - Very High: New England, Northern Slopes and North Western.

Wednesday 27 September

The chance of a shower or a little rain over the south, more likely about western slopes of the southern ranges. Mostly fine in the north with cloud increasing. Areas of raised dust in the northwest. Daytime temperatures well above average throughout, most markedly in the north. Warm to hot northwest to northeasterly winds, shifting cooler southerly in the south.

Thursday 28 September

The chance of a shower in most districts, more likely about parts of the central tablelands and slopes. Fine and partly cloudy in the far northeast and far southwest. Daytime temperatures generally above average, particularly in the northeast. Westerly winds, tending southwest to southeasterly along much of the coast.

Friday 29 September

The chance of a shower across the northern inland, the southwestern slopes and and south coast. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. Daytime temperatures above average, tending well above average in the far northeast. West to northwesterly winds, tending northerly along the coast.

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

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