Upper Western Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:32 pm EDT on Friday 30 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A low centred to the east of Bass Strait is the dominant weather system in the region, directing a generally southerly airstream over New South Wales. This low will remain very slow-moving tonight and Saturday as a high passes to its south. Later on the weekend the low is expected to weaken and move away to the east, with a new high south of the Bight building a ridge along the New South Wales coast. As the coastal ridge strengthens at the start of the new week, a trough is forecast to deepen over the inland.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Clear. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h.

Saturday 31 January

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger
North Western: High
Upper Central West Plains: Low-Moderate
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 16 34
Sunny. Tibooburra 18 34
Sunny. Cobar 15 31

Sunday 1 February

Sunny. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Monday 2 February

Sunny. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Tuesday 3 February

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers and thunderstorms in the northeast, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds southerly 20 to 25 km/h turning east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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