North West Slopes and Plains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving from the Southern Ocean across southeast Australia. The passing of these fronts is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state, but little rainfall due to the presence of a generally dry airmass. A stronger cold front is forecast to bring a significant cold snap at the end of the week, after which conditions should gradually ease as the next high pressure system becomes established.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Clear. Light winds.

Thursday 31 July

Areas of fog and frost on the slopes early in the morning. Sunny day. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 25.

Fire Danger - New England: High

UV Alert from 10:20 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Tamworth 3 21
Sunny. Moree 4 24
Sunny. Narrabri 4 23

Friday 1 August

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21.

Saturday 2 August

Sunny. Areas of morning frost on the southern slopes. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 18.

Sunday 3 August

Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 4 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.

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

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