Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Tuesday 24 May 2016.
A high pressure system, currently over South Australia, will drift east during the next day or two, reaching the Tasman Sea on Wednesday. A cold front is expected to cross the state during the second half of the week, following in the wake of the high, with most areas likely to receive some rainfall.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Sunny. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light again in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 20s.
UV Alert from 10:40 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Wednesday 25 May
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the southwest, most likely in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northerly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Thursday 26 May
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.
Friday 27 May
Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon, but redeveloping in the south during the evening. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.