Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 8 December 2016.
A strong cold front, currently over southwestern New South Wales, is moving east and is expected to clear the state by Friday evening. In the wake of the front, a high pressure ridge will develop across New South Wales during Friday and Saturday, with a high pressure centre strengthening over the Tasman Sea from Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the northeast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. A thunderstorm likely in the east, and possibly severe. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h.
Friday 9 December
Sunny. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning southerly 20 to 30 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
- Fire Danger
- North Western: Very High
- Upper Central West Plains: Very High
- Far Western: Low-Moderate
Sun protection 9:00am to 5:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]
Saturday 10 December
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly in the morning then tending south to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Sunday 11 December
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Queensland border, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming south to southeasterly and light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Monday 12 December
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before turning north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Friday.