North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 1 September 2015.

Weather Situation

A complex slow-moving low pressure system lies over the southern Tasman Sea while a high pressure system is developing in northern New South Wales. During Wednesday another low and an associated trough will move into the state before crossing the coast during Thursday. A high will then move into the west of the state by Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Clear. Light winds.

Wednesday 2 September

Partly cloudy. Fog in the early morning. Areas of morning frost on the slopes, locally severe. Medium (50%) chance of rain at night. The chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 5 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.

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

UV Alert from 9:10 am to 2:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Frost. Late rain. Tamworth 0 21
Possible late rain. Moree 4 22
Late rain at times. Narrabri 3 22

Thursday 3 September

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely in the early morning. The chance of thunderstorms in the early morning. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending westerly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn then tending southwesterly in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.

Friday 4 September

Partly cloudy. Areas of frost and patchy fog on the slopes in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.

Saturday 5 September

Patchy morning fog. Mostly sunny day. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

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

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