Lower Western Forecast

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Forecast updated at 5:16 pm EDT on Saturday 28 January 2023.

Weather Situation

A trough is deepening over the state's southwest and will shift to central parts and then stall during Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday, a low pressure system may form within this trough near central parts of the coast and then move away on Wednesday. This pattern looks set to continue to bring warm, humid and unsettled weather to many districts for the coming days. There are early indications that a more significant cold front may affect the region at the end of next week, bringing cooler and drier conditions.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the far east in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly in the evening.

Sunday 29 January

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

Fire Danger
South Western: Moderate
Far Western: Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 6:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Ivanhoe 23 30
Shower or two. Broken Hill 22 28

Monday 30 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the far east, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Tuesday 31 January

Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the far east in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east in the afternoon and evening. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly during the morning then tending south to southwesterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Wednesday 1 February

Sunny. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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