Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Friday 9 October 2015.
A strong and slow-moving high over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge into northeastern New South Wales, and is directing generally warm and humid winds across the state. This airstream is feeding into a broad low pressure trough over the south and west, and will lead to unsettled weather in many districts during the next few days. Shower and storm activity is forecast to peak during the weekend as the next cold front moves in from the west and interacts with the warmer air ahead of it. This front should move to northeastern parts of the state during Monday, where it may linger for a day or two as a new high develops across the south.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the south this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
- Fire Danger
- North Western: Low-Moderate
- Upper Central West Plains: Low-Moderate
- Far Western: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Saturday 10 October
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Sunday 11 October
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Monday 12 October
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far east, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly during the day then tending southeast to southwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Friday.