<image="1" align="left" />
Serious thunderstorms are forecast for the Western plains in NSW today, but it’s good news for players involved in the NSW Open at Stonecutters Ridge this morning, with perfect conditions for the start of round two.
Similar to yesterday, the forecast is for calm winds for the early groups, with a breeze picking up from the east around lunchtime. Showers are forecast to start around 8pm, and will continue into the penultimate round tomorrow.
Steady showers are predicted throughout the day at Stonecutters on Saturday, with warm northerly winds around 15 to 25km/h in the morning, strengthening to 30km/h around lunchtime. It should make for an interesting leveller, and golfers will see a different face at Stonecutters which has so far surrendered to some quality golf, including a 10-under-par opening round from clubhouse leader Victorian Brett Coletta.
Sunday will a different story. According to the weather bureau, fine and sunny conditions are forecast, with a maximum of 29 degrees although winds are expected to be stronger, starting at 15 to 25km/h for early starters, but increasing to 40km/h mid-morning and are expected to remain strong throughout the day.