New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 am EDT on Tuesday 21 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system over eastern New South Wales will move to the Tasman Sea today, as a weak ridge of high pressure extends into the state from the west. This high will decay on Wednesday as a cold front approaches from the west. Hot and windy condition are forecast to precede this front in most districts on Wednesday, before a late cool change in the southwest, extending through remaining southern and central areas during Thursday before stalling over the northeast.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

A shower or two and the chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast, becoming less likely later in the day. An afternoon shower or thunderstorm in the northeast corner. Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Possible smoke haze in the southeast. Daytime temperatures above average in the northeast, particularly near the coast, and below average elsewhere. West to northwesterly winds, fresh about the ranges, turning southwesterly inland. Fresh northeasterly seabreezes developing along the northern coast and a southerly change moving along the southern coast later in the day.

Fire Danger - Very High: North Western.

Wednesday 22 January

Generally dry and sunny apart from the chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the northeast and adjacent western slopes during the afternoon and evening. The chance of a late thunderstorm in the far southwest. Raised dust likely in the west. Daytime temperatures above average, most notably for parts of the north coast. Northeast to northwesterly winds, becoming fresh to strong and gusty across the inland and southern ranges during the day. A late southerly change in the southwest.

Thursday 23 January

The chance of a shower or two across the south, western slopes and northeast, with possible thunderstorms. Dry and most sunny elsewhere. Possible raised dust in the west. Daytime temperatures above average across the east and north, most notably near the coast, and below average through the west and southern inland. North to northwesterly winds, fresh to strong and gusty about the ranges and parts of the inland, shifting west to southwesterly during the day.

Friday 24 January

A few showers and the chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast, possibly extending to central parts of the coast and the northern inland. Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Daytime temperatures above average in the northeast and northern inland, tending below average across the southern inland. North to northwesterly winds, fresh about the ranges, turning southwest to southeasterly in the west and south.

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

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