North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 27 February 2024.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slow-moving, allowing heat to build across the inland. A cold front is forecast to pass to the south during the midweek while its associated trough crosses the south and west before reaching the northern inland later in the week, drawing heat to the east ahead of its passage. Then, another stronger cold front looks set to brush the state's east on Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. Slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm on the slopes until early this evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Wednesday 28 February

Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower on the southern slopes, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 39.

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

Sun protection 9:20am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Tamworth 19 35
Sunny. Moree 22 37
Sunny. Narrabri 23 37

Thursday 29 February

Sunny day. Slight chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 40.

Friday 1 March

Sunny morning. Medium chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 42.

Saturday 2 March

Partly cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly during the day then tending northeast to southeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 40.

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

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