North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:48 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A trough and associated cold front over northeast New South Wales will continue eastwards tonight as a low pressure centre deepens over the Tasman Sea, assisted by the presence of cold air in the upper atmosphere. This development is expected bring strengthening winds to coastal areas, possibly reaching gale-force in places. Later on Wednesday the low should move away from the coast as a high pressure ridge becomes dominant over southeast Australia.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. The chance of showers on the southern slopes, falling as snow above 1100 metres later tonight. The chance of thunderstorms on the southern slopes later tonight. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Wednesday 3 September

Sunny. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.

Fire Danger
New England: High
Northern Slopes: High
North Western: High

UV Alert from 9:40 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Tamworth 5 16
Sunny. Moree 7 18
Sunny. Narrabri 7 18

Thursday 4 September

Mostly sunny. Patches of frost on the southern slopes early in the morning. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

Friday 5 September

Partly cloudy. Areas of fog and patches of frost on the southern slopes in the morning. Medium chance of showers on the slopes, slight chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 22.

Saturday 6 September

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 23.

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

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