North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough lies over northeast New South Wales, as a high near the Bight extends a ridge into the state's southwest. This high is expected to strengthen during the next few days as it moves slowly east, pushing a ridge along the New South Wales coast while the trough lingers over the inland. Conditions on the north coast may deteriorate over the weekend due to the presence of Tropical Cyclone Oma in the region, although there is currently a fair level of uncertainty regarding its movement and intensity.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. Medium (60%) chance of showers on the slopes, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Friday 22 February

Sunny. Winds southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 36.

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

Sun protection 9:10am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Tamworth 19 30
Sunny. Moree 22 35
Sunny. Narrabri 21 34

Saturday 23 February

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower on the northern slopes in the late afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 35.

Sunday 24 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 34.

Monday 25 February

Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 33.

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

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