Forecast issued at 4:44 pm EST on Friday 6 May 2016.
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a weak ridge into New South Wales, promoting fine conditions this evening. On Saturday the ridge is expected to decay while a low deepens over the Bight. A trough and cold front associated with this low will affect New South Wales during Sunday and Monday, bringing gusty winds and widespread rain to the region. By late Monday this system is forecast to have cleared the state, although a second, colder, frontal system should follow in it's wake during Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Clear. Light winds.
Saturday 7 May
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain in the west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.
UV Alert from 9:50 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Sunday 8 May
Cloudy. High (90%) chance of rain. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.
Monday 9 May
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the east, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Tuesday 10 May
Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching around 20.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Saturday.