Central Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman Sea will bring a return to hotter north to northwesterly winds ahead of the next trough, expected to cross the west and south of New South Wales today before stalling in the northeast on Wednesday. Another high pressure system will gradually move across southern Australia following the trough, moving over the Tasman Sea by Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Hot and humid. Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely during this afternoon and evening. A thunderstorm likely, possibly severe. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 31 to 38.

Fire Danger
Greater Hunter: Very High
Greater Sydney Region: Very High
Illawarra/Shoalhaven: Very High
Southern Ranges: High
Central Ranges: High
North Western: High

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Storm likely. Orange 30
A few showers. Storm likely. Mudgee 37
A few showers. Storm likely. Bathurst 33
Showers developing. Storm likely. Lithgow 32
Showers developing. Storm likely. Katoomba 32
Showers developing. Storm likely. Springwood 36

Wednesday 25 January

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

Thursday 26 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Friday 27 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Tuesday.

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