Upper Western Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. On the weekend this trough is expected to become more mobile and shift to the northeast under the influence of a passing Southern Ocean front. Many districts, especially on the ranges, are likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather in the afternoons through this period, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. This hot airmass will move over the northeast of the state on Monday. Another trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the state early in the new week and bring somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south, although no significant rainfall.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Sunday 26 October

Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west at night. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 40s.

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
Sunny. Bourke 20 42
Sunny. Tibooburra 23 41
Sunny. Cobar 20 39

Monday 27 October

Partly cloudy. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 40.

Tuesday 28 October

Sunny. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

Wednesday 29 October

Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

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

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