New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 3:21 pm EDT on Monday 10 December 2018.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system centred over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the far north coast of New South Wales. At the same time, a trough over central New South Wales is gradually moving to the northeast. These two systems have been drawing hot air from central Australia across the far west and southern inland of New South Wales. Another trough associated with a low is expected to enter the west during the second half of the week, bringing increased shower and storm activity.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

A few showers and the chance of thunderstorms over the southeast. The chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the southwest and parts of the northeast. Dry elsewhere. Southeast to southwesterly winds over the south and far west. Winds elsewhere north to northeasterly and fresh along northern parts of the coast.

Tuesday 11 December

A shower or two about the central and northern ranges and slopes. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east, most likely about the central western slopes. Slight chance of a shower throughout the remainder excluding the far southwest and southeast. Daytime temperatures above average, cooler for the central eastern areas. Northeast to southeasterly winds.

Wednesday 12 December

The chance of a shower or storm across most districts, more likely about the ranges and western slopes and also the Mid North Coast. Hot over the far west. Daytime temperatures above average, cooler for the central eastern areas. East to northeasterly winds, shifting westerly over the far west during the afternoon and evening.

Thursday 13 December

A few showers across all districts, most likely about the ranges and western slopes where higher totals are expected. The chance of a storm throughout. Daytime temperatures cooler than average, except over the far north coast. North to northeasterly winds, fresh along the coast, tending moderate to fresh west to southwesterly in the west.

Friday 14 December

A few showers across the east of the state and the south, slight chance of a shower elsewhere with the exception of the far northwest which will remain dry. The chance of thunderstorms in the east. Daytime temperatures below average in the west and average in the east. Northwest to northeast winds ahead of low tending to fresh along the coast. Winds behind the low fresh southwesterlies.

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

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