Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Wednesday Sunny. Winds S/SE 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 29 to 34.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the afternoon and early evening. Winds E/SE 25 to 35 km/h tending SE/SW in the evening then tending NE/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.
Friday Sunny. Winds E/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending NW/SW during the afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending W/SW 20 to 30 km/h during the day.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||17||27||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 23||59||SSW 34||52|
||17||34||5%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 11||53||WSW 21||22|
||19||26||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 29||68||S 34||59|
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