Central West Slopes and Plains

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast updated at 0:27 am EDT on Wednesday 19 February 2020.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough currently over inland New South Wales will shift to the northeast tonight and Wednesday, accompanied by unsettled conditions in many areas. As this trough moves offshore, a low is expected to deepen over the southern Tasman Sea during the next day or two, while a high pressure system extends into the state's west. The high is expected to become the dominant feature in the region during the weekend as it drifts slowly east, extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower on the northern slopes in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the early morning, possibly severe. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 25 to 31.

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

Sun protection 9:20am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Dubbo 27
Partly cloudy. Parkes 25

Thursday 20 February

Sunny. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Friday 21 February

Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Saturday 22 February

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

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

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