Daily Weather Review


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Monday 23 April 2018.

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge into southeast New South Wales, while a trough lies off the northern coast. This trough is deepening under the influence of an upper-level system, with a low pressure circulation expected to develop within it later today. This has potential to bring locally heavy rain to coastal areas north of about Port Macquarie today and Tuesday, although there remains some uncertainty regarding the system's intensity and movement. The pattern is expected to break down and shift away to the east during the second half of the week as a new high in the Bight strengthens a ridge across the region.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 38.4 mm at Evans Head RAAF.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 1 degrees at Thredbo Village to 19 degrees at Lord Howe Island.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 11 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 33 degrees at Smithville.

Isolated showers and thunderstorms developed over the northeast of the state today. Fine mostly sunny weather prevailed over the remainder after some morning fog along the ranges.

Minimum temperatures were generally within 2 degrees of average.

Maximum temperatures were near average in the northeast, a little above average in the southeast and well above average in the far west and southwest.

Winds were generally light to moderate south to southeasterly.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Smithville 33 C Thredbo Village 1 C
White Cliffs 32 C Perisher Valley Obs 1 C
Fowlers Gap 32 C Cooma 2 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 11 C Lord Howe Island 19 C
Thredbo Village 15 C White Cliffs 18 C
Mount Ginini 15 C Yamba 17 C
Highest Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm
Lord Howe Island 33.0 mm
Cape Byron 8.0 mm
Lismore AWS 2.0 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm



Maximum Temperature 24 C at 11:46 am 24 C at 2:27 pm
Minimum Temperature 15 C at 5:55 am 5 C at 6:22 am
Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary



Month to date nil mm 14.6 mm
Average for April 128.5 mm 46.0 mm
Year to date 269.4 mm 146.2 mm
Average January to end of April 479.1 mm 210.6 mm

The next routine update will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.