Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Weather on the way: BoM

By Catherine Clifford, Thursday July 18, 2013 - 21:50 EST

The Bureau of Meteorology says rain is about to arrive in the weather districts of the North West Slopes and Plains and Northern Tablelands.

Forecaster, Olenka Rudewych, says a cold front is moving across the region on Friday and Saturday.

Rain will develop over the North West Slopes and Plains early Friday, with rain extending over the Tablelands by Friday afternoon.

She says reasonably good rain is expected.

"There'll be widespread falls of around 10mm to 20mm over the North West Slopes and Plains, with locally heavier falls around the 30mm to 40mm mark in thunderstorms, in particular," she said.

"The Northern Tablelands should see around 5mm to 10mm for Friday, but mainly in the Western parts of the district."

Ms Rudewych says the system will be short-lived.

"The cold front will move through fairly quickly, bringing a sudden drop in temperatures," she said.

"But the weather will start to clear on Sunday."


© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Reduced market options for wheaten hay: exporter

16:14 EDT

Farmers across of Australia have been forced to cut areas of their cereal crops for wheaten hay, despite the product's lack of appeal on international markets.

Healthy rain along the QLD coast

15:23 EDT

Parts of coastal QLD received their heaviest October rain in five years.

Sunset Strip residents plan open day to beat population drought

14:41 EDT

Residents of Sunset Strip southeast of Broken Hill are gearing up to host the town's first open day this weekend, aimed at pitching the lakeside settlement to prospective home buyers.