New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 am EST on Tuesday 7 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Bight is extending a ridge across New South Wales, while a weak low pressure trough lingers over the northern inland. This high will drift slowly eastwards during the week, reaching the Tasman Sea by Thursday. The inland trough is expected to deepen and move eastwards during Thursday and Friday, ahead of a strong cold front that is forecast to cross the state later Friday and during Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

A few showers mostly along the northern half of the coast and the adjacent ranges. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere. Daytime temperatures below average, most notably across western parts of the inland. South to southeasterly winds, freshening along the coastal fringe during the day. Hazardous surf conditions developing during the afternoon and evening south of Seal Rocks.

Wednesday 8 April

Showers along the coast and adjacent ranges, more likely along central parts of the coast. The chance of a shower on the western ranges and slopes. Dry and mostly sunny over the far western inland. Daytime temperatures below average, most notably across the western inland. South to southeasterly winds, tending easterly about the ranges and adjacent western slopes. Hazardous surf conditions for central and northern parts of the coast.

Thursday 9 April

Showers along the northern half of the coast and adjacent ranges. The chance of a shower or two elsewhere. Daytime temperatures below average. South to southeasterly winds.

Friday 10 April

Slight chance of showers in most areas, more likely on the southern half of the ranges and western slopes. Daytime temperature close to average. Northwest to northeasterly winds.

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

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