New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 am EST on Friday 14 May 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of Western Australia is drifting slowly east and extending a ridge across New South Wales, while a trough lies over the Tasman Sea. A cold front is pushing off the southern coast this morning, followed by a second front on Saturday, bringing markedly cooler conditions to the region. By Monday, the high is expected to be overhead, and should gradually weaken while shifting to the Tasman Sea during the coming week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

A few showers on the western slopes of the southern and central ranges, falling as snow above 1400 metres at night. Dry elsewhere. Mostly sunny in the north and cloudy in the south. Early frost on the northern ranges. Possible morning fog patches about the ranges. Daytime temperatures below average in all except the northeast corner. West to southwesterly winds, freshening in the south and east, becoming southeasterly on the northern coast.

Saturday 15 May

A few showers on the western slopes of the southern and central ranges, falling as snow above 900 metres. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere. Early frosts on the ranges. Daytime temperatures well below average. South to southwesterly winds, fresh to strong in the south and east.

Sunday 16 May

An early shower or two on the far southern ranges, falling as snow above 1500 metres. Dry elsewhere. Mostly sunny in the north and cloudy in the south. Widespread early frost on the ranges, slopes and inland, except the far west. Early fog patches about the ranges. Daytime temperatures well below average. Southeast to southwesterly winds, fresh at times in the south.

Monday 17 May

Dry apart from a possible early shower on the southern ranges, with snow possible above 1500 metres. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere. Widespread early frost on the ranges, slopes and inland, except the far west. Early fog patches about the ranges. Daytime temperatures well below average. Southeast to southwesterly winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Friday.

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