Central Tablelands Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Weather Situation

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie over southeast Queensland is gradually moving south to southeast. At the same time a cold front and associated gusty southerly change, lying from the North West to the central part of the coast, is moving east. The interaction between this front and the humid airmass from the north is generating widespread rain across eastern districts. Heavy rain is expected in northeast, due to the approaching low pressure system. Conditions are expected to ease later Friday as the front and low move away to the east, although a new high developing south of the Bight will bring follow-up showers to eastern areas.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain on and east of the ranges, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Rain heavy at times early this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east early this evening. The chance of fog on and east of the ranges later this evening. Winds southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h turning south to southeasterly in the evening.

Friday 31 March

Mostly sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 24.

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

Sun protection 10:10am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Orange 6 20
Mostly sunny. Mudgee 11 24
Sunny. Bathurst 8 21
Mostly sunny. Lithgow 8 17
Mostly sunny. Katoomba 8 17
Mostly sunny. Springwood 12 21

Saturday 1 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Blue Mountains, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.

Sunday 2 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers about the Blue Mountains, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 23.

Monday 3 April

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers about the Blue Mountains, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 22.

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

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