Forecast issued at 5:16 am EDT on Sunday 1 March 2015.
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards northeastern New South Wales, while a trough and associated cold front move across the state's south and west. This system will extend to central districts in the afternoon and the northeast overnight. Behind this, a new high is expected to shift from the Bight to the Tasman Sea at the start of the week and should maintain a ridge along the coast while an inland trough deepens. The next significant southerly change is likely to arrive during the second half of the week.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Hot. Sunny morning. The chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the east, mainly afternoon and early evening. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting south to southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures 32 to 41.
- Fire Danger
- North Western: High
- Upper Central West Plains: Very High
- Far Western: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Monday 2 March
Hot and sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 41.
Tuesday 3 March
Hot and sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 26 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 42.
Wednesday 4 March
Hot and mostly sunny. Winds southerly 20 to 25 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 40.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Sunday.