Forecast issued at 4:32 pm EDT on Friday 30 January 2015.
A low centred to the east of Bass Strait is the dominant weather system in the region, directing a generally southerly airstream over New South Wales. This low will remain very slow-moving tonight and Saturday as a high passes to its south. Later on the weekend the low is expected to weaken and move away to the east, with a new high south of the Bight building a ridge along the New South Wales coast. As the coastal ridge strengthens at the start of the new week, a trough is forecast to deepen over the inland.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Clear. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h.
Saturday 31 January
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
- Fire Danger
- North Western: High
- Upper Central West Plains: Low-Moderate
- Far Western: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]
Sunday 1 February
Sunny. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Monday 2 February
Sunny. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.
Tuesday 3 February
Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers and thunderstorms in the northeast, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds southerly 20 to 25 km/h turning east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Saturday.