Upper Western Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 18 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough extends from northwestern Australia across northwestern and central New South Wales. The trough will move west tonight and on Thursday before deepening and moving northeast during Friday as a cold passes to the south of the state. During Saturday a high pressure system will move over the southern Tasman Sea extending a ridge along the coast and the trough is expected to move west and weaken.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the northwest, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Thunderstorms likely. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Thursday 19 January

Hot. Mostly sunny morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly in the morning then tending west to northwesterly in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 30 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Fire Danger
North Western: High
Upper Central West Plains: High
Far Western: High

Sun protection 9:20am to 5:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Hot. Possible afternoon storm. Bourke 29 40
Afternoon storm likely. Tibooburra 29 37
Hot. Possible afternoon storm. Cobar 26 41

Friday 20 January

Hot. Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning then increasing to 45 km/h before shifting south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 30 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

Saturday 21 January

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Queensland border in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the morning. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to 21 to 26 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday 22 January

Hot and sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

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

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