Weather Situation


A high pressure system in the Bight is extending a ridge to the Tasman Sea,
while a trough of low pressure lies over inland New South Wales. The high will
drift slowly eastwards during the next few days, maintaining a ridge along the
coast while the inland trough moves further west. The next significant change
looks set to arrive during the middle of the coming week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday 22 February
A shower or two east of the Divide, more likely in the north. A few showers and
thunderstorms developing across the northern inland, possibly severe near the
Queensland border. Dry and mostly clear elsewhere. East to northeasterly winds,
tending southeasterly in the far west.

Forecast for Sunday 23 February
A shower or two east of the Divide, more likely in the north, clearing in the
south. A few showers and thunderstorms across the central and northern inland,
possibly severe near the Queensland border. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere.
Daytime temperatures below average across the north, tending a little above
average in the south. East to northeasterly winds, freshening about the
southern coast and the northern inland.

Forecast for Monday 24 February
A shower or two in the northeast and southeast, with the chance of
thunderstorms. A possible shower about the northern inland and the central
east. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere. Daytime temperatures below average
across the north and above average in the south. East to northeasterly winds,
fresh about the southern coast and the northern inland.

Forecast for Tuesday 25 February
A shower or two in the northeast and southeast corners, with the chance of
thunderstorms in the southeast. The chance of a shower across the northern
inland. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere. Daytime temperatures below average
across the north and above average in the south. Northeast to northwesterly
winds, freshening along the coast. A late southerly change in the far southwest.

Forecast for Wednesday 26 February
A shower or two about the eastern half of the state, with the chance of a
thunderstorm. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere. Daytime temperatures above
average to the east of the ranges, tending below average elsewhere. North to
northwesterly winds, freshening about the southern and central ranges. A cool
south to southwesterly change moving over the southern half of the state.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EDT Sunday.