Central Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:16 am EDT on Monday 22 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is drifting slowly east, while a broad trough lies near the western border of New South Wales. The deepening of this trough during the next day or two, assisted by an influx of warm and humid tropical air, is expected to bring a period of unsettled weather which will affect most districts. It is likely that the trough will become more mobile during the second half of the week, shifting towards the northeast in response to an approaching upper-level system.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Mostly sunny morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely this afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures 28 to 34.

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

UV Alert from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Orange 29
Shower or two. Possible storm. Mudgee 32
Shower or two. Possible storm. Bathurst 31
Shower or two. Possible storm. Lithgow 28
Shower or two. Possible storm. Katoomba 26
Shower or two. Springwood 30

Tuesday 23 December

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. A thunderstorm likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 32.

Wednesday 24 December

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwesterly during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 33.

Thursday 25 December

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. A thunderstorm likely. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

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

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