Upper Western Forecast

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Friday 28 November 2014.

Weather Situation

A high centred to the west of Bass Strait extends a ridge over eastern New South Wales, with a second high pressure centre developing off the southern coast. This new high will strengthen and move to the central Tasman Sea over the next day or two, helping direct warmer and increasingly humid air from the tropics over New South Wales. Meanwhile a broad low pressure trough in the state's west should remain slow-moving throughout the forecast period, leading to an unsettled period of showers and thunderstorms across most districts from Sunday onwards.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast. Light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Saturday 29 November

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the eastern half, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening in the east. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h early in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 39.

Fire Danger
North Western: High
Upper Central West Plains: High
Far Western: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:00 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower or storm. Bourke 21 35
Sunny. Tibooburra 23 38
Possible shower or storm. Cobar 22 32

Sunday 30 November

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning north to northwesterly early in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Monday 1 December

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the east, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly during the morning then tending north to northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Tuesday 2 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the far east in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

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

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