Central Tablelands Forecast

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:17 am EDT on Friday 28 November 2014.

Weather Situation

A high centred to the west of Bass Strait extends a ridge over eastern New South Wales, with a second high pressure centre developing off the southern coast. This new high will strengthen and move to the central Tasman Sea over the next day or two, helping direct warmer and increasingly humid air from the tropics over New South Wales. Meanwhile a broad low pressure trough in the state's west should remain slow-moving throughout the forecast period, leading to an unsettled period of showers and thunderstorms across most districts from Sunday onwards.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 22 to 28.

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 8:50 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Orange 24
Partly cloudy. Mudgee 28
Partly cloudy. Bathurst 26
Partly cloudy. Lithgow 22
Partly cloudy. Katoomba 20
Partly cloudy. Springwood 24

Saturday 29 November

Mostly sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Sunday 30 November

Sunny morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwesterly during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.

Monday 1 December

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

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

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