Central West Slopes and Plains

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Friday 16 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends across the New South Wales interior, while a trough lingers over northeastern parts. This trough is expected to deepen during Saturday, leading to widespread showers, areas of rain and isolated thunderstorms in the northeast. From Sunday, a new high will ridge over the state, interrupted briefly by a series of cold fronts passing to the south. This should allow stable conditions to develop across much of the region into the new week, except a few showers about the far south.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Light winds.

Saturday 17 April

Partly cloudy. The chance of fog in the south in the early morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the north in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.

Sun protection 9:30am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Dubbo 11 21
Partly cloudy. Parkes 6 22

Sunday 18 April

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

Monday 19 April

Sunny. The chance of morning fog on the southern plains. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Tuesday 20 April

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northwesterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

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

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