Central Tablelands Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Weather Situation

A broad trough of low pressure lies over inland New South Wales, while a high is situated near New Zealand. This pattern is bringing humid air from the tropics into eastern New South Wales, leading to stormy and unsettled conditions in many areas. This trough is likely to linger over the state's southeast during the next day or two, extending back towards the state's northwest, while a high over the Tasman Sea maintains a ridge to the northern coast.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly clear. Medium (40%) chance of showers about the Blue Mountains, becoming less likely later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm on and east of the ranges, possibly severe. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Monday 17 December

Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

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: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Orange 13 28
Mostly sunny. Mudgee 17 33
Sunny. Bathurst 14 31
Mostly sunny. Lithgow 13 28
Sunny. Katoomba 15 28
Mostly sunny. Springwood 18 31

Tuesday 18 December

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers on and east of the ranges, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northeast to southeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 33.

Wednesday 19 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 34.

Thursday 20 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

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

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