The SC Weather Report & Heat Maps – R20

Don’t forget to scroll past the forecast for the last match, to see the heat maps for this week, where areas of success in attack, and leaky parts of various teams defences are matched up! All courtesy of the NRL app.

Note: All match times listed in tables are local time

Friday 6pm: Windy conditions are expected in Auckland for tonight’s match, with the majority of the rainfall expected today having already occurred. One or two brief showers will still be present in the area, however much of the match is expected to be fine.

There is most likely to be a somewhat slippery playing surface, however if there is no rainfall for more than an hour or two, the amount of moisture on the playing surface will decrease noticeably, due to the winds.

Warriors vs RaidersChance of rainGame temperatureDew rating
Auckland 8-10pm55%10-12CMod-high

Friday 8pm: Some showers have been present around Brisbane this afternoon, one or two of which have been briefly heavy, with some small hail and thunder.

That sort of weather is not expected tonight, however one or two isolated showers may remain in the area, which may briefly impact on the game, but the most likely scenario is for the entire match to see no rainfall.

Broncos vs StormChance of rainGame temperatureDew rating
Brisbane 8-10pm35%13-16CMod-high

Saturday 3pm: Sunny skies are expected at Brookvale for the Saturday afternoon match.

Sea Eagles
vs Knights
Chance of rainGame temperatureDew rating
Brookvale 3-5pm0%17-20CN/A

Saturday 5:30pm: Fine weather is expected for the early evening match in Parramatta, with a moderate to high amount of dew developing later in the game, however the first half may be fairly dry.

Bulldogs vs PanthersChance of rainGame temperatureDew rating

Saturday 7:30pm: It will remain fine for the Saturday night match in Cronulla, however there is a slight chance of a shower (most likely after the match) from one or two showers developing offshore.

Sharks vs RabbitohsChance of rainGame temperatureDew rating
Cronulla 7:30-9:30pm10%11-14CMod-high

Sunday 2pm: It will be most likely fine in Sydney for the first of the Sunday afternoon matches, with some high cloud about, and one or two light and isolated showers close to the coastline, with a quite low chance of one of these reaching the SCG.

Roosters vs TitansChance of rainGame temperatureDew rating
Sydney 2-4pm15%16-18C N/A

Sunday 4pm: Fine weather will most likely continue at Kogarah for the late afternoon match, with a chance of a shower most likely earlier in the afternoon.

Dragons vs EelsChance of rainGame temperatureDew rating
Kogarah 4-6pm10%14-17C N/A

Heat maps

The areas where the Raiders have some success in scoring tries, somewhat overlaps with where the Warriors concede tries.

The Panthers attack may have some particular success going through the Bulldogs middle, to score tries this week.

Both the Sharks and Rabbitohs may have particular success where they tend to score tries this week.

One area in particular that the Roosters may have success this week will be through the Titans middle and right wing.

If the Titans are looking for an area of interest, the Roosters right wing may be the place to look!

The Dragons right side attack may have some success on the Eels left wing this week.

The Eels attack may have some success against the Dragons defence in a few areas, particularly with their right edge looking for tries on the Dragons left wing.


Serc is meteorologist who sends tailor made, and highly accurate forecasts to some NRL clubs (and many other industries). We are very happy to have him on board NRLSCTalk again in 2019.

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POD Hunter



Cheers Serc ,like what you do.Heat maps are a good bonus