Bureau of Meteorology Issues Warning for Sheep Pastures in North West Slopes & Plains As Cold, Wet, and Windy Conditions Are Predicted | Independent Namoi Valley


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THE Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has sheep in the North West Slopes & Plains to keep an eye out for endangered lambs before the predicted cold, wet, and windy conditions. Sheep farmers are advised that cold temperatures, rain and showers and northeast winds can be expected from Thursday to Friday. Areas likely to be affected include portions of the North West Slopes & Plains and Central West Slopes & Plains forecasting districts. According to the BOM, there is a risk of losing lambs and sheep exposed to the conditions. A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is slowly moving east, and as Thursday goes on, a trough will deepen over the inland, creating rain and thunderstorms. ALSO READ: A frontal system is forecast to sweep the state by late Friday and Saturday. For the New England and Northern Slopes there is a very high probability of rain and thunderstorm risk on Thursday. This forecast continues through Friday with a very high probability of morning and afternoon showers and the risk of a thunderstorm. There is also a medium chance of rain on Saturday on the northwest slopes as well as the possibility of a thunderstorm.



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