Central Tablelands Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 23 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure ridge extends across southern and western New South Wales, while a trough lingers over the northeast. This trough will weaken overnight as the ridge moves further east, with a new high centre developing over northern Tasman Sea during Tuesday. Later on Tuesday a new trough will approach the state from South Australia, reaching western parts on Wednesday and continuing to the east during Thursday, with a weak low pressure circulation developing within it. By Friday this system is expected to have reached the Tasman Sea, allowing another ridge to extend over New South Wales, although this may be short-lived, with a further trough likely on the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Mostly clear. Light winds.

Tuesday 24 October

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

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

Sun protection 9:00am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Orange 5 22
Mostly sunny. Mudgee 7 27
Mostly sunny. Bathurst 6 25
Mostly sunny. Lithgow 6 23
Mostly sunny. Katoomba 7 23
Mostly sunny. Springwood 10 27

Wednesday 25 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

Thursday 26 October

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers about the Blue Mountains, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 29.

Friday 27 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers on and east of the ranges in the morning and afternoon. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Tuesday.

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