Central West Slopes and Plains

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front which brought cooler air into southern and western parts of New South Wales will weaken over the northeast today, where conditions will remain very warm. Another front is expected to skim across the south during Monday, with a high pressure system drifting across southeast Australia in its wake. By Wednesday this high will be over the Tasman Sea, bringing a return to warm northerly winds.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers on the southern slopes, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day then increasing to 40 km/h before tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 26 to 35.

Fire Danger
Central Ranges: Very High
North Western: Severe
Upper Central West Plains: High
Lower Central West Plains: High

Sun protection 9:30am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Dubbo 31
Shower or two. Parkes 27

Monday 25 September

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 30.

Tuesday 26 September

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 31.

Wednesday 27 September

Becoming cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Sunday.

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