Lower Western Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 6 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge into western New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts clip the state's southeast. The last of these fronts will clear the region tonight, allowing the high to become dominant as it drifts slowly east. This pattern will see a continuation of generally dry weather through the weekend, with temperatures increasing significantly early in the new week as hot air from central Australia is drawn into New South Wales. A broad, slow-moving trough looks set to offer some temperature relief mid-week, and may bring the odd shower or thunderstorm to eastern parts.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Clear. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Saturday 7 December

Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

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

Sun protection 9:10am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Ivanhoe 16 32
Sunny. Broken Hill 14 32

Sunday 8 December

Hot and sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Monday 9 December

Very hot and mostly sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting west to northwesterly during the day then tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 40s.

Tuesday 10 December

Hot and mostly sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 42.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Saturday.

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