Upper Western Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Saturday 22 February 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Bight is extending a ridge to the Tasman Sea, while a trough of low pressure lies over inland New South Wales. The high will drift slowly eastwards during the next few days, maintaining a ridge along the coast while the inland trough moves further west. The next significant change looks set to arrive during the middle of the coming week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly sunny. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the northeast, most likely during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds south to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

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

Sun protection 9:30am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Bourke 35
Mostly sunny. Tibooburra 35
Sunny. Cobar 34

Sunday 23 February

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the northeast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe with locally heavy rain. Winds northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 33.

Monday 24 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northeast. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Tuesday 25 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Saturday.

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