South West Slopes Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near Tasmania is extending a ridge into southern New South Wales tonight, while a trough over the state's northeast stalls and weakens. Over the coming days the high will move slowly east, reaching the southern Tasman Sea by Friday, as another trough deepens over the west. This pattern will result in showers and generally mild temperatures in the east and south, with warm and unstable conditions over the north and west. During the weekend, the trough is forecast to move into eastern parts of the state, followed by a cold front early in the new week.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the Victorian border, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north early this evening. Winds easterly 30 to 45 km/h.

Thursday 28 January

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 26.

Fire Danger - Southern Slopes: High

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Windy. Young 14 24

Friday 29 January

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 26.

Saturday 30 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 30.

Sunday 31 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then tending northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 33.

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

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