Lower West Weather
Lower West Forecast
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely later this evening. Light winds.
Sunday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming S 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening.
Monday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost inland. High (70%) chance of showers in the south, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming W 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening.
Tuesday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 35 km/h before turning S/SW 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h tending SE during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Lower West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||2||15||90%||1-5mm||Moderate||NW 15||73||WNW 22||71|
||8||18||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 13||67||WNW 22||69|
||11||18||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 22||62||WNW 30||66|
Major flooding in central west NSW has prompted concerns about large economic losses, with roads being cut off and widespread damage to crops from the deluge of water.
An evacuation order has been issued for residents of Forbes in central-western New South Wales, but the State Emergency Service (SES) is concerned some people are choosing to leave their homes late.
Residents of Forbes have been packing up and leaving their homes, in what for some is an eerily familiar situation.