North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 6 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge into western New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts clip the state's southeast. The last of these fronts will clear the region tonight, allowing the high to become dominant as it drifts slowly east. This pattern will see a continuation of generally dry weather through the weekend, with temperatures increasing significantly early in the new week as hot air from central Australia is drawn into New South Wales. A broad, slow-moving trough looks set to offer some temperature relief mid-week, and may bring the odd shower or thunderstorm to eastern parts.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Clear. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Saturday 7 December

Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

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

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Tamworth 15 35
Hot and sunny. Moree 18 37
Sunny. Narrabri 18 37

Sunday 8 December

Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Monday 9 December

Hot and sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 41.

Tuesday 10 December

Hot. Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm on the slopes in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 37 to 42.

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

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