New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 am EST on Thursday 1 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure is bringing unsettled weather as it moves across central and northeastern districts of New South Wales today. Later tonight and during Friday, the trough is expected to weaken and a high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extend a ridge across towards southeastern Queensland. Conditions are then forecast to warm on the weekend as the ridge remains across the state and a cold front gradually approaches from the west.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

A few showers and the chance of thunderstorms across eastern districts, contracting to the northeast by the afternoon. Daytime temperatures slightly above average. West to northwesterly winds, fresh at times in the east ahead of a southwesterly change spreading through the west and south during the day. Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing and swimming.

Friday 2 October

Dry and mostly sunny. Daytime temperatures above average, most notably across the southwest and southeast. North to northeast winds, freshening along the coast in the afternoon. Surf conditions along the northern half of the coast in the morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing and swimming.

Saturday 3 October

Dry and mostly sunny. Hot in the far west. Daytime temperatures above average, tending well above average in the west and southeast. Northeast to northwesterly winds, fresh across the far west during the day.

Sunday 4 October

Dry and mostly sunny, apart from the chance of a shower near the Victorian border. Possible raised dust in the far west. Daytime temperatures well above average, particularly in the west. North to northwesterly winds, fresh across the west and south during the afternoon. Fresh northeasterly sea breezes along the coast during the afternoon.

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

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