Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 31 March 2015.
A high pressure system is centred over the western Tasman Sea and is extending a ridge across New South Wales. A trough of low pressure over the north of the state, in combination with an upper level trough, is bringing unsettled weather to the northeastern half, and is expected to contract to the far northeast on Wednesday. The next frontal system is expected to move through the southern parts of the state on Thursday and then stall over the Hunter Coast on Friday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Showers in the northeast half of the state and on the south and central coasts. Thunderstorms over the northeast. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Northeast to southeasterly winds.
Wednesday 1 April
The chance of showers over the far northeast of the state. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. East to northeasterly winds, freshening on the South Coast.
Thursday 2 April
Chance of showers in the eastern third of the state and in the southern inland. Fine but mostly cloudy elsewhere. East to northeasterly winds ahead of a south to southwesterly change extending from the south.
Friday 3 April
Chance of showers over much of the state, more frequent over the far northeast. The chance of thunderstorms over the far northeast. Southeast winds in the east, tending northeast inland.
Saturday 4 April
Chance of showers over much of the state, more frequent over the far northeast and the central southern parts. The chance of thunderstorms over the central third. Southeast to northeast winds, tending light inland.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EDT Wednesday.