New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards northeast New South Wales, while a trough moves through southern and central parts of the state. This trough will move through to the northeast tonight, bringing cooler conditions to most areas, before stalling and weakening over the northeast corner. A new high is expected to develop over the Bight later Wednesday and Thursday, pushing a ridge across southern New South Wales during the latter part of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

The chance of a shower or thunderstorm about the northern ranges and coast. Dry elsewhere. Areas of bushfire smoke in the east. North to northwesterly winds, tending northeasterly near the coast. A cool southerly change extending through southern, far western and central districts.

Wednesday 11 December

The chance of showers or thunderstorms in the northeast, mainly about the ranges during the afternoon. A possible shower on the southern coast. Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Areas of bushfire smoke in the east. Hot over the central and northern inland. Daytime temperatures below average along southern and central parts of the coast, and above average elsewhere. Northerly winds in the northeast, and southeast to southwesterly winds elsewhere.

Fire Danger - Severe: North Western. Very High: Central Ranges, ACT, North Eastern, Northern Slopes, Upper Central West Plains, Southern Slopes.

Thursday 12 December

The chance of a shower about the ranges and coast, mainly in the north with possible afternoon thunderstorms. Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Areas of bushfire smoke in the east. Hot across the northern inland. Daytime temperatures above average across the northern inland and northeast, and below average elsewhere. Northerly winds in the northeast, and southeast to southwesterly winds elsewhere.

Friday 13 December

The chance of showers in the east, with afternoon thunderstorms possible about the northern ranges and adjacent coast. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere. Areas of bushfire smoke in the east. Daytime temperatures above average, particularly about the northern inland. East to southeasterly winds near the coast, tending south to southwesterly inland.

Saturday 14 December

The chance of a shower east of the Divide, with possible afternoon thunderstorms about the northern ranges. Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Areas of bushfire smoke in the east. Daytime temperatures above average. Southeast to northeasterly winds near the coast, tending south to southwesterly inland.

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

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