Upper Western Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 6 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge into western New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts clip the state's southeast. The last of these fronts will clear the region tonight, allowing the high to become dominant as it drifts slowly east. This pattern will see a continuation of generally dry weather through the weekend, with temperatures increasing significantly early in the new week as hot air from central Australia is drawn into New South Wales. A broad, slow-moving trough looks set to offer some temperature relief mid-week, and may bring the odd shower or thunderstorm to eastern parts.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Clear. Winds southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h turning southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Saturday 7 December

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

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

Sun protection 8:50am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Bourke 19 36
Sunny. Tibooburra 21 36
Sunny. Cobar 17 34

Sunday 8 December

Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Monday 9 December

Very hot and sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 40s.

Tuesday 10 December

Very hot and sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 40s.

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

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