Upper Western Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast updated at 5:57 pm EST on Tuesday 30 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge over New South Wales is weakening. A cold front preceded by a rain band will move through state during Wednesday followed by a low pressure trough developing across the western parts on Thursday and deepening before moving over the Tasman Sea during Saturday. In the wake of the trough another high pressure system is expected to move over southeastern Australia on Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Wednesday 31 August

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the east, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.

Sun protection 9:50am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain clearing. Bourke 14 21
Possible early shower. Tibooburra 13 23
Rain clearing. Cobar 14 21

Thursday 1 September

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the east, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.

Friday 2 September

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then turning south to southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.

Saturday 3 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the far east in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Wednesday.

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