Forecast issued at 4:35 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving from the Southern Ocean across southeast Australia. The passing of these fronts is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state, but little rainfall due to the presence of a generally dry airmass. A stronger cold front is forecast to bring a significant cold snap at the end of the week, after which conditions should gradually ease as the next high pressure system becomes established.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Clear. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Wednesday 30 July
Sunny. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
UV Alert from 10:50 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Thursday 31 July
Sunny. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.
Friday 1 August
Partly cloudy in the south, otherwise Sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.
Saturday 2 August
Sunny. Areas of morning frost in the southwest. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Wednesday.