Lower Western Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Monday 30 March 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand stretches a ridge to the north coast. A cold front is forecast to cross the south of the during Monday, with an associated low pressure trough pushing through to the northeast. This front is expected to bring unsettled weather to much of the state, with potential for severe thunderstorms during Monday. Another high will move to the southern Tasman on Tuesday in the wake of the front. An upper level trough is expected to affect the west of the state from Wednesday bringing some unsettled weather which will extend to the remainder later in the week.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the far east, becoming less likely this afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north during the morning and afternoon, possibly severe. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

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

Sun protection 10:40am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Cloud clearing. Ivanhoe 29
Cloud clearing. Broken Hill 27

Tuesday 31 March

Sunny. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Wednesday 1 April

Mostly sunny morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Thursday 2 April

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the far east, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

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

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