North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Saturday 19 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system lies over the eastern Tasman Sea, while a high is centred near Adelaide. This pattern is directing cool and fresh to strong southerly winds over New South Wales, but negligible rainfall. On Sunday the high will drift over southeast Australia, as another low and trough develop to the west. This trough will cross the state on Monday and Tuesday as the high shifts to the Tasman Sea, but is not forecast to have any significant impact. Following this, a high pressure ridge is expected to dominate during the second half of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Clear. Areas of severe frost on the southern slopes later this evening. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Sunday 20 August

Sunny. Areas of severe morning frost. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 4 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

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

Sun protection 9:40am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Severe morning frost. Sunny. Tamworth -3 17
Sunny. Moree 1 20
Sunny. Narrabri 0 19

Monday 21 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost on the southern slopes, locally severe. Slight (30%) chance of a light shower in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 22.

Tuesday 22 August

Sunny. Areas of morning frost on the southern slopes. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.

Wednesday 23 August

Sunny. Areas of morning frost on the southern slopes. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 5 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.

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

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