Northern Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

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. Areas of smoke haze. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Saturday 7 December

Hot and sunny. Areas of smoke haze. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 38.

Fire Danger
Far North Coast: Very High
New England: Severe
Northern Slopes: Severe

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Armidale 11 32
Sunny. Inverell 15 35
Hot and sunny. Glen Innes 11 32

Sunday 8 December

Hot and sunny. Areas of smoke haze. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.

Monday 9 December

Hot. Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke haze. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Tuesday 10 December

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Areas of smoke haze. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 38.

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

Product IDN11029