New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 am EST on Thursday 3 September 2015.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system moving over eastern New South Wales this morning is expected to deepen offshore during the day, before moving steadily away to the east overnight. Rain and showers associated with this system will contract to the coast by evening, with a high pressure ridge approaching from the west bringing more stable atmospheric conditions. This high is forecast to become established over eastern Australia during Friday and remain slow-moving through the weekend, promoting fine weather in most inland districts while coastal parts see the odd shower or two.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Early rain in the east, easing to a few showers by afternoon. A shower or two in the west, mostly clearing during the day. The chance of thunderstorms in central and northeastern districts. Northwest to southwesterly winds, becoming fresh and gusty across the north and near the coast.

Fire Danger - Far North Coast: Very High.

Friday 4 September

The chance of showers east of the Divide, most likely about the coast between Sydney and Port Macquarie. A possible shower or two on the South West Slopes. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. Southerly winds, fresh along the central and northern coast.

Saturday 5 September

A few showers in the northeast, and along the coast north from about Batemans Bay. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Light and variable winds inland, tending southeast to southeasterly near the coast.

Sunday 6 September

A shower or two east of the Divide, and possibly in the far southwest later in the day. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. Southeast to northeasterly winds near the coast, tending northeast to northwesterly inland.

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

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