North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 25 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front has now moved offshore into the Tasman Sea. A high pressure system is forecast to follow in the wake of the front, drifting slowly across the region. A low pressure system is expected to develop in the Bight. This low and associated frontal system are expected to move eastwards, affecting far western New South Wales on Wednesday before the front moves across much of the state on Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower on the southern slopes early this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm on the southern slopes early this evening. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Monday 26 September

Patchy fog in the early morning. Sunny day. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending westerly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.

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

Sun protection 8:30am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Tamworth 7 19
Sunny. Moree 9 20
Sunny. Narrabri 8 20

Tuesday 27 September

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.

Wednesday 28 September

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of rain on the plains in the evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.

Thursday 29 September

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, more likely in the morning. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.

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

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