Forecast issued at 4:54 pm EDT on Sunday 23 November 2014.
A broad low pressure trough preceded by hot west to northwesterly winds is moving across southwestern New South Wales, bringing unsettled conditions to most districts and it will weaken and stall over the northeast of the state Sunday night. On Monday a stronger cold front with milder southerly winds behind will move through the west and southeast of the state during the day before weakening into a trough over the far northeast on Tuesday. Behind the front a high pressure system will move very slowly towards Tasmania strengthening a ridge throughout the state and generally stabilising conditions particularly over the inland. This high is expected to move over the southwestern Tasman Sea during Friday.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, becoming less likely later tonight.Isolated thunderstorm. Winds northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly in the evening.
Monday 24 November
Hot. Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 40.
- Fire Danger
- North Western: Very High
- Upper Central West Plains: Very High
- Far Western: High
UV Alert from 9:00 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Tuesday 25 November
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the northeast, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm near the Queensland border in the afternoon. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Wednesday 26 November
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Thursday 27 November
Sunny morning. The chance of isolated thunderstorms near the Queensland border in the afternoon and evening. Winds southerly 20 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Monday.