North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:18 am EST on Wednesday 24 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, while a trough embedded with multiple low pressure centres moves over South Australia. Rain associated with this system will increase in the west today as the trough reaches the border, shifting to the east during Thursday before moving out to sea. Another high is forecast to develop behind the trough during Friday and should remain the dominant feature in the region through the weekend, it's stabilising influence restricting any shower activity to areas near the coast. The next trough looks set to cross the state early in the new week, preceded by very warm conditions in most districts.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early this morning. The chance of a little rain later this afternoon or evening. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning northerly in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to high 20s.

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

UV Alert from 8:40 am to 3:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Tamworth 25
A little late rain. Moree 27
A little late rain. Narrabri 26

Thursday 25 September

Cloudy. Rain, becoming less widespread in the late afternoon, easing to showers at night. The chance of thunderstorms, contracting to the slopes during the evening. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 25.

Friday 26 September

Mostly sunny. Patchy morning fog on the northern slopes. Slight chance of a shower on the southern slopes, most likely in the morning. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.

Saturday 27 September

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

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

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