Central Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure extends from western Queensland into inland New South Wales, while a high pressure system extends across southeast Australia. This high is expected to move over the Tasman Sea later today, where it will strengthen in coming days as the inland trough weakens. Towards the end of the week, another cold front will approach New South Wales, crossing the state on the weekend. Heatwave conditions will return to many areas ahead of this front, as northerly winds draw hot air across New South Wales.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Hot. Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 37.

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

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Orange 33
Partly cloudy. Mudgee 37
Cloud clearing. Bathurst 35
Partly cloudy. Lithgow 31
Partly cloudy. Katoomba 27
Partly cloudy. Springwood 29

Thursday 30 January

Hot and sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 38.

Friday 31 January

Hot and sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 41.

Saturday 1 February

Very hot and sunny. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending west to northwesterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

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

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