Central West Slopes and Plains

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Sunday 19 November 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, while a trough over the inland is weakening and shifting west. This pattern is not expected to change significantly during the next few days, with the high becoming the dominant synoptic feature in the region.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the far north. Slight (30%) chance of a morning shower elsewhere. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.

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

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible morning shower. Dubbo 26
Partly cloudy. Parkes 27

Monday 20 November

Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Tuesday 21 November

Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Wednesday 22 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower on the northern plains in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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