Northern Rivers Weather
Northern Rivers Forecast
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming N/NE 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 35.
Thursday Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Winds N 15 to 25 km/h.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm inland. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h shifting S/SE during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.
Northern Rivers Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||19||29||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 8||78||NNE 19||63|
||20||32||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 10||75||N 15||48|
||20||32||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 8||65||NE 16||44|
||18||31||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 7||84||N 16||54|
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