Central Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 6 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge into western New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts clip the state's southeast. The last of these fronts will clear the region tonight, allowing the high to become dominant as it drifts slowly east. This pattern will see a continuation of generally dry weather through the weekend, with temperatures increasing significantly early in the new week as hot air from central Australia is drawn into New South Wales. A broad, slow-moving trough looks set to offer some temperature relief mid-week, and may bring the odd shower or thunderstorm to eastern parts.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Clear. Areas of smoke haze. Winds westerly 25 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Saturday 7 December

Sunny. Areas of smoke haze. Light winds becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.

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

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Orange 8 27
Sunny. Mudgee 12 33
Sunny. Bathurst 10 29
Smoke. Lithgow 9 28
Smoke. Katoomba 10 29
Smoke. Springwood 15 33

Sunday 8 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the Blue Mountains. Areas of smoke haze. Light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Monday 9 December

Hot. Cloud clearing. Areas of smoke haze. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

Tuesday 10 December

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Blue Mountains, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Areas of smoke haze. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then tending northeast to southeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 41.

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

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