New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Sunday 23 November 2014.

Weather Situation

A broad low pressure trough preceded by hot west to northwesterly winds is moving across southwestern New South Wales, bringing unsettled conditions to most districts and it will weaken and stall over the northeast of the state Sunday night. On Monday a stronger cold front with milder southerly winds behind will move through the west and southeast of the state during the day before weakening into a trough over the far northeast on Tuesday. Behind the front a high pressure system will move very slowly towards Tasmania strengthening a ridge throughout the state and generally stabilising conditions particularly over the inland. This high is expected to move over the southwestern Tasman Sea during Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

A medium chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms over the northern ranges and adjacent west slopes. The slight change of showers and thunderstorms in the remainder apart from the far southwest and northeast coast where it will be partly cloudy. A hot to very hot day in central and northern districts. Northeast to northwesterly winds in the northeast with a southerly change extending through the remainder.

Monday 24 November

Partly cloudy in the northeast. The slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms in the remainder, clearing in the southwest later. Hot in the north. Mainly northeast to northwesterly winds, turning milder southerly in the west during the day.

Fire Danger - Very High in northeastern and central western districts.

Tuesday 25 November

Medium chance of showers in the northeast and on the southern half of the coast and adjacent ranges. The chance of thunderstorms in the northeast. Partly cloudy elsewhere.. Milder southwest to southeasterly winds extending throughout.

Wednesday 26 November

Medium chance of showers in the northeast and on the southern half of the coast and adjacent ranges. The chance of thunderstorms in the northeast. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Southeast to southwesterly winds tending east to northeasterly in the northeast.

Thursday 27 November

Medium chance of showers in the northeast and on the southern half of the coast and adjacent ranges. The chance of thunderstorms in the northeast. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Southeast to northeasterly winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EDT Monday.

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