North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge over New South Wales is weakening. A cold front preceded by a rain band will move through state during Wednesday followed by a low pressure trough developing across the western parts on Thursday and deepening before moving over the Tasman Sea during Saturday. In the wake of the trough another high pressure system is expected to move over southeastern Australia on Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely from late this morning. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h tending northwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 22.

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

Sun protection 9:20am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain increasing. Tamworth 19
Rain at times. Moree 21
Rain. Narrabri 19

Thursday 1 September

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending east to northeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

Friday 2 September

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming northerly 35 to 45 km/h during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

Saturday 3 September

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Wednesday.

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