Upper Western Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 8 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, while a weak trough lies across the state's west. During Tuesday and Wednesday a new high will form over the Tasman Sea, maintaining a ridge towards the northern coast. Meanwhile, the inland trough is expected to become orientated northwest-to-southeast, with little change through to the end of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Clear. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Tuesday 9 February

Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

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

UV Alert from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Bourke 21 38
Sunny. Tibooburra 23 39
Sunny. Cobar 21 38

Wednesday 10 February

Sunny. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Thursday 11 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then tending southeast to southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Friday 12 February

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

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

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