Lower Western Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Tuesday 27 September 2022.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure is weakening over the east of the state today. A low pressure trough is moving into the west of the state this afternoon and is expected to continue to progress east during the next couple of days, generating showers and thunderstorms across much of the state. Within this trough a transient low pressure system may deepen off the southern coast mid-week as a strong high pressure system develops well to the south. This pattern has the potential to bring a period of heavier rainfall and stronger winds to the southeast, although there's uncertainty around the system's precise evolution. Meanwhile, a new ridge is expected to restore mostly dry weather over the state's interior during the latter part of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east during the morning and afternoon. Winds southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures around 18.

Fire Danger
South Western: Moderate
Far Western: Moderate

Sun protection 9:20am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Ivanhoe 18
Partly cloudy. Broken Hill 17

Wednesday 28 September

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the east, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 35 km/h before turning southerly 20 to 30 km/h in the late morning and afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.

Thursday 29 September

Mostly sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

Friday 30 September

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.

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