Forecast issued at 4:17 pm EST on Friday 29 April 2016.
A large high pressure system over the eastern Tasman Sea will move past New Zealand during Saturday. A cold front is entering the Bight and is expected to cross the State early on Sunday. A ridge of high pressure will then develop north of the State behind this front late Sunday into Monday. Another cold front, connected to an intense low in the Southern Ocean, will cross the State early on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower clearing in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h turning northerly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.
Saturday 30 April
Mostly sunny day. Slight (20%) chance of a shower at night. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 11:10 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Sunday 1 May
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning westerly before dawn then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18.
Monday 2 May
Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
Tuesday 3 May
Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h turning westerly during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Saturday.