North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. There will be only subtle changes to this pattern over the next day or two, before the trough becomes more mobile on the weekend and shifts to the northeast under the influence of a Southern Ocean front. During this time many eastern districts are likely to see unsettled weather, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. Another trough and associated cold front appear likely to affect the state early in the new week, bringing somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower early this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening. Light winds.

Friday 24 October

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 38.

Fire Danger
New England: High
Northern Slopes: Very High
North Western: Very High

UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower developing. Tamworth 13 34
Sunny. Moree 18 37
Sunny. Narrabri 16 37

Saturday 25 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

Sunday 26 October

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 40.

Monday 27 October

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 42.

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

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