Central West Slopes and Plains

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:34 pm EDT on Tuesday 11 December 2018.

Weather Situation

A high near Tasmania is extending a ridge along the NSW coast. This high will move over the Tasman Sea by Wednesday as a broad trough becomes established over western NSW. A low is expected to develop within this trough in the southwest during Thursday and Friday. This system is expected to bring increased shower and storm activity to the state, especially the eastern half later on Thursday and into Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Wednesday 12 December

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

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

Sun protection 8:40am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Dubbo 16 29
Showers. Parkes 16 29

Thursday 13 December

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 35 km/h before turning west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 14 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers on the slopes, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Saturday 15 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower on the southern plains. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

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

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