Central West Slopes and Plains

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Thursday 28 May 2020.

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system lies over southeast Australia today, promoting benign conditions in most areas, although a weak trough looks set to bring the odd shower to coastal areas overnight. The high will drift slowly east during the next day or two, to be centred over the Tasman Sea by Saturday. A cold front is expected to skim across southern New South Wales during Sunday as the high weakens, before a second, stronger cold front on Monday. This front is forecast to bring showers and windy weather to much of the state. Behind this, a new high is forecast to move across from the west, bringing a return to generally fine although cool conditions by the middle of next week.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear. Light winds.

Friday 29 May

Sunny. Areas of fog in the south in the early morning. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.

Sun protection 10:40am to 1:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Dubbo 5 20
Mostly sunny. Parkes 4 18

Saturday 30 May

Sunny. Patchy fog on the southern plains in the early morning. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning north to northeasterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.

Sunday 31 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower on the northern slopes. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.

Monday 1 June

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 20.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Friday.

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