Central West Slopes and Plains

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough lies over northeast New South Wales, as a high near the Bight extends a ridge into the state's southwest. This high is expected to strengthen during the next few days as it moves slowly east, pushing a ridge along the New South Wales coast while the trough lingers over the inland. Conditions on the north coast may deteriorate over the weekend due to the presence of Tropical Cyclone Oma in the region, although there is currently a fair level of uncertainty regarding its movement and intensity.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm or shower in the north early this evening. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending east to southeasterly in the evening.

Friday 22 February

Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

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

Sun protection 9:20am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Dubbo 18 32
Sunny. Parkes 17 33

Saturday 23 February

Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday 24 February

Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Monday 25 February

Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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