Central West Slopes and Plains

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Thursday 19 September 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough along the New South Wales coast will weaken today as a high near New Zealand extends its dominance across the Tasman Sea. A cold front approaching from the west is expected to reach the far west of New South Wales late Friday, then slowly continuing through to central parts on Saturday and the northeast early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger
Central Ranges: Low-Moderate
North Western: High
Upper Central West Plains: Low-Moderate
Lower Central West Plains: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:10am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Dubbo 26
Partly cloudy. Parkes 25

Friday 20 September

Mostly sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning northerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Saturday 21 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers on the southern slopes, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Possible raised dust n the north. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h tending north to northwesterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

Sunday 22 September

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.

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