Upper Western Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. There will be only subtle changes to this pattern over the next day or two, before the trough becomes more mobile on the weekend and shifts to the northeast under the influence of a Southern Ocean front. During this time many eastern districts are likely to see unsettled weather, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. Another trough and associated cold front appear likely to affect the state early in the new week, bringing somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 24 October

Partly cloudy. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

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

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Bourke 20 41
Partly cloudy. Tibooburra 22 40
Partly cloudy. Cobar 22 38

Saturday 25 October

Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the afternoon and early evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Sunday 26 October

Sunny. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Monday 27 October

Partly cloudy. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 41.

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

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