Central West Slopes and Plains

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of Tasmania is strengthening and slowly moving east, while a low pressure system lies over the western Tasman Sea, and a separate trough over inland New South Wales. The high is forecast to lie south of New Zealand by Wednesday, as the low slips south but the inland trough lingers. This pattern has the potential to maintain unsettled conditions across eastern and central districts for a number of days this week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 20 to 27.

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

Sun protection 9:20am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Dubbo 24
Shower or two. Parkes 21

Wednesday 28 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly in the late afternoon then tending southeast to southwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

Thursday 29 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers on the southern slopes, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Friday 30 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 31.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Tuesday.

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