New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 am EDT on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies over the western Tasman sea as a slow-moving trough moves into western New South Wales. This trough will linger over the west and south of the state today, before moving further east as a cold front sweeps through New South Wales during Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, a new ridge is expected to develop across the north of the state, while another weaker cold front is set to move across the south later Friday and Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

The chance of a shower about the northeast and southeast. The chance of a shower in the far southwest from the afternoon. The chance of an afternoon thunderstorm over the northern ranges. Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Daytime temperatures above average, most notably west of the divide. Light north to northeasterly winds about the east, turning westerly about the south in the afternoon. Winds in the far west south to southwesterly.

Wednesday 16 October

A shower or two in the south, mainly in the southeast. The chance of a shower or thunderstorm about the northern ranges in the afternoon. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere. Some raised dust in the northwest in the afternoon. Daytime temperatures well above average in the north and east, but dropping below average in the southwest. Northeast to northwesterly winds ahead of a west to southwesterly change in the west.

Thursday 17 October

A shower or two in the east, and the chance of a storm along the coast and over the northern and southern ranges. Sunny and dry in the west, with some raised dust in the afternoon. Daytime temperatures above average in the northeast, but at or below average across the remainder of the state. Gusty winds, tending north to northwesterly about the northeast and west to southwesterly about the south and west. Winds in the northeast tending westerly during the afternoon.

Friday 18 October

Dry and sunny. Daytime temperatures generally close to average, tending a little above average in the southwest and northeast. Westerly winds, tending northeasterly about the northeast during the afternoon and variable about the northern inland.

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

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