Lower Western Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the north coast while a trough over central parts of Australia is moving east. This pattern is drawing hot air from central Australia into inland New South Wales, leading to heatwave conditions in some areas. The trough is expected to deepen later today it enters the far west of the state, then shift further east during Thursday before stalling and weakening about the northern slopes on Friday and Saturday. Shower and storm activity is expected to be generated by the trough over the next couple of days, though cooler conditions are expected in its wake. A high pressure system is forecast to drift across southeastern Australia during the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far east during this afternoon and early evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east and near the Victorian border during this afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to northwesterly in the early afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 37 to 44.

Fire Danger
South Western: Low-Moderate
Far Western: High

Sun protection 9:10am to 5:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Hot and sunny. Ivanhoe 42
Very hot and sunny. Broken Hill 43

Thursday 20 December

Very hot and sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to 21 to 27 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 43.

Friday 21 December

Sunny. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Saturday 22 December

Sunny. Winds southerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

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

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