North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 2 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A broad low pressure trough extends from Queensland into western New South Wales. This trough is expected to be the dominant synoptic feature over the next few days, with only weaker fronts passing through southern parts of the State today and during Monday. Warm to hot conditions over many areas, particularly over the northwest.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly clear. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Saturday 3 December

Very hot. Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers on the southern slopes, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 44.

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

Sun protection 8:40am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Hot. Likely storm developing. Tamworth 18 38
Hot. Possible shower. Moree 24 42
Hot. Possible afternoon storm. Narrabri 23 41

Sunday 4 December

Very hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower on the slopes in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm on the slopes in the afternoon. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly in the middle of the day then tending northeast to southeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 43.

Monday 5 December

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly during the day then tending southeast to southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 41.

Tuesday 6 December

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 40.

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

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