Upper Western Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Monday 30 March 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand stretches a ridge to the north coast. A cold front is forecast to cross the south of the during Monday, with an associated low pressure trough pushing through to the northeast. This front is expected to bring unsettled weather to much of the state, with potential for severe thunderstorms during Monday. Another high will move to the southern Tasman on Tuesday in the wake of the front. An upper level trough is expected to affect the west of the state from Wednesday bringing some unsettled weather which will extend to the remainder later in the week.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the far east, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

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

Sun protection 10:10am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Bourke 31
Partly cloudy. Tibooburra 32
Shower or two clearing. Cobar 29

Tuesday 31 March

Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the northeast in the early morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Wednesday 1 April

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Thursday 2 April

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the southeast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 20s.

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

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