Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT
Issued at 4:32 pm EST on Thursday 23 May 2013.
A low pressure centre off the central coast will deepen overnight Thursday and during Friday before moving rapidly east to southeast during Saturday. Behind the trough a high pressure ridge is expected to develop across New South Wales on Saturday.
Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 67 mm at Point Perpendicular.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -2 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 13 degrees at Nelson Bay.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from -1 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 22 degrees at Lismore.
The low pressure centre off the NSW coast brought areas of rain, heavy at times, to the Illawarra, Metropolitan, Hunter and Mid-North Coasts. The rest of the state was mostly fine, mostly cloudy in the north tending sunny in th southwest. A few showers were reported in the Upper Western, as a result of an upper level low in that area of the state.
Overnight minimum temperatures below average along the Mid-North Coast and Northern Rivers, tending average in the Metropolitan, Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Riverina. The rest of the state experienced temperatures above average for this time of year, Maximum temperatures today were well below average across most of the state, tending close to average in the Northern Rivers, Riverina and Southwest Slopes.
Winds were fresh to strong southeasterlies along the coast, tending lighter westerlies on the Mid-North Coast and Northern Rivers. On the ranges and western slopes winds were moderate to fresh southeasterlies, moderating and tending south to southeasterly across the western plains, whilst tending fresher in the far west.
Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm
|Highest Maximum Temperatures||Lowest Minimum Temperatures|
|Lismore||22 C||Thredbo Top Station||-2 C|
|Ballina||22 C||Bombala||-1 C|
|Casino||22 C||Thredbo Village||-1 C|
|Lowest Maximum Temperatures||Highest Minimum Temperatures|
|Thredbo Top Station||-1 C||Nelson Bay||13 C|
|Perisher Valley||1 C||Byron Bay||12 C|
|Mount Ginini||2 C||Forster||12 C|
|Albion Park||33 mm|
Today's Weather to 4pm
|Maximum Temperature||17 C at 3:43 pm||14 C at 2:15 pm|
|Minimum Temperature||11 C at 1:14 am||3 C at 9:00 am|
|Rainfall||22 mm||0.0 mm|
|Month to date||27 mm||6 mm|
|Average for May||121 mm||44 mm|
|Year to date||596 mm||145 mm|
|Average January to end of May||597 mm||255 mm|
The next routine update will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Friday.