Central West Slopes and Plains

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Forecast issued at 4:28 pm EST on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system lies over the eastern the Tasman Sea. Meanwhile, a low south of the Bight will move slowly east during the next few days, with a series of associated troughs crossing southeast Australia. The next significant cold front is expected to affect the region during Friday and Saturday, as the low moves across Bass Strait and situates itself off the New South Wales south coast. This low is then expected to move southwards during Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Thursday 13 August

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning fog. Slight (30%) chance of a shower on the southern slopes in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.

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

Sun protection 10:10am to 2:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Morning fog then mostly sunny. Dubbo 5 21
Partly cloudy. Parkes 4 19

Friday 14 August

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 17.

Saturday 15 August

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.

Sunday 16 August

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers on the southern slopes, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.

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

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