Central West Slopes and Plains

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast updated at 10:10 pm EST on Saturday 25 May 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand will continue bringing generally warm and dry weather to most areas today, maintaining a ridge over the state's northeast. A strong cold front enters the far southwest on Sunday and sweeps east during Monday, with cooler temperatures in its wake.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower on the southern plains, most likely at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm on the southern plains. Light winds.

Sunday 26 May

Mostly sunny. Patchy fog on the southern plains in the early morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the south in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 23.

Sun protection 11:00am to 1:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible morning shower. Dubbo 10 21
Shower or two. Parkes 10 17

Monday 27 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 19.

Tuesday 28 May

Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h turning northwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.

Wednesday 29 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1000 metres. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.

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

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