North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Wednesday 20 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred to the west of Bass Strait, with a trough offshore from the northern coast of New South Wales. The high will be the dominant feature in the region during the next few days as it drifts slowly east and strengthens. By the weekend, the high is expected to be over the Tasman Sea, allowing a weak trough to enter southern New South Wales from the west.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly clear. The chance of showers on the northern slopes this evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Thursday 21 August

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers in the north in the morning. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.

Fire Danger
New England: Low-Moderate
Northern Slopes: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:50 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Early fog. Tamworth 4 19
Possible shower. Moree 8 21
Partly cloudy. Narrabri 6 21

Friday 22 August

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers from the late morning until evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.

Saturday 23 August

Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

Sunday 24 August

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers on the northern slopes, slight chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Thursday.

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