NW Slopes & Plains Weather
NW Slopes & Plains Forecast
Thursday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, possibly heavy at times, and becoming less likely this evening. High rainfall totals likely on the slopes. The chance of a thunderstorm, most likely over the plains in the afternoon. Winds NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/SW in the early afternoon then tending S/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 28.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower on the northern slopes in the early morning. Winds S 20 to 30 km/h turning SE 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming S/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower on the southern slopes, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h.
NW Slopes & Plains Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||12||24||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 24||66||SSE 28||51|
||17||28||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 21||60||SSE 24||41|
||15||26||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 22||63||SSE 25||48|
||11||25||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 18||62||SE 23||51|
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