Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Saturday 26 July 2014.
A low pressure trough over northeast New South Wales is moving to the northeast, and is expected to move off the coast later today as a high pressure system moves over southeastern Australia. The high will weaken on Monday as a weak front clips the far south of the state during Tuesday. The next strong cold front is expected to cross the state during Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Isolated showers over the eastern half, tending scattered in the northeast with isolated thunderstorms. Isolated snow showers on the Alps above 1600 metres. Mostly sunny in the west. Northwest winds in the northeast of the state, turning west to southwest during the evening. West to southwest winds elsewhere, becoming light and variable in the west.
Sunday 27 July
Early morning drizzle along the southwest slopes. Mostly sunny day in the north, partly cloudy in the south of the state. Early fogs and frosts on the ranges and in the west, as well as along the north coast. Southwesterly winds in the east, light and variable winds in the west.
Monday 28 July
Mostly sunny throughout. Early fogs and frosts inland. Variable winds.
Tuesday 29 July
Isolated showers developing over the southern Alps and southwest slopes, falling as snow about the Alpine peaks. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Early frosts inland. West to northwest winds, becoming fresh and gusty over the southeast of the state.
Wednesday 30 July
Isolated showers over the western slopes of the southern ranges. Mostly sunny elsewhere. West to northwest winds, fresh and gusty over the southern ranges.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EST Sunday.