North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Friday 24 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough lies across northeast New South Wales, while a weak ridge of high pressure extends across western and southern parts of the state. The trough is expected to linger in the northeast through the weekend and the start of next week, leading to another period of unsettled weather across parts of northeast New South Wales.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Areas raised dust on the plains this morning. High (80%) chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely, possibly severe. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 31 to 37.

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

Sun protection 8:50am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Storm likely. Tamworth 34
Showers. Storm likely. Moree 35
Showers. Storm likely. Narrabri 35

Saturday 25 January

Hot. Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers on the northern slopes, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

Sunday 26 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers on the southern slopes, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Monday 27 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers on the southern slopes, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Friday.

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