Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. On the weekend this trough is expected to become more mobile and shift to the northeast under the influence of a passing Southern Ocean front. Many districts, especially on the ranges, are likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather in the afternoons through this period, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. This hot airmass will move over the northeast of the state on Monday. Another trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the state early in the new week and bring somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south, although no significant rainfall.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Sunday 26 October
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west at night. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 40s.
- Fire Danger
- North Western: Very High
- Upper Central West Plains: Very High
- Far Western: High
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Monday 27 October
Partly cloudy. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 40.
Tuesday 28 October
Sunny. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.
Wednesday 29 October
Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Sunday.