North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Friday 19 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front is expected to reach the far north coast Friday afternoon. High pressure is then expected to become established off the coast again during Saturday with a ridge north to the Queensland coast. The high will remain over the Tasman Sea for a number of days whilst a trough of low pressure develops over the west of the state. This is likely to bring further unsettled weather from Monday across much of the state. The trough should be slow-moving with little change to the pattern through much of next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Clear. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Saturday 20 December

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

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

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Tamworth 14 32
Sunny. Moree 17 35
Sunny. Narrabri 15 36

Sunday 21 December

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers on the northern slopes, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.

Monday 22 December

Sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

Tuesday 23 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

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

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