Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 5:11 pm EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. This trough is expected to interact with a frontal system passing across the Southern Ocean and progress further northeast across NSW during Sunday. Many districts, especially on the ranges, are likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather in the afternoons through this period, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. This hot airmass will move over the northeast of the state on Monday. Another trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the state early in the new week and bring somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south, although no significant rainfall.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 9 mm at Charlotte Pass.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 6 degrees at Cooma to 27 degrees at Tibooburra.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 18 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 42 degrees at White Cliffs.

Today was a mostly sunny and hot day across inland NSW, with coastal seabreezes moderating temperatures along the coastal fringe. Isolated thunderstorms and light showers were observed early in the morning and redeveloped in the afternoon over some western inland areas, Ranges and Slopes. Areas of fogs were were also reported in the morning.

Minimum temperatures overnight were generally above average across the state, tending to close to average in the Northern Rivers.

Maximum temperatures were above average across most of NSW, reaching the high 30's in many inland places and locally the low 40's in the west (about 10C above October averages). Maximums close to average were reported along the coasts, tempered by seabreezes and some cloud.

Winds were moderate to fresh northeasterly seabreezes along the coast, stronger in the south. West of the ranges, winds were moderate to fresh northwesterlies, tending westerly in the Riverina, Upper & Lower Western. Gusts up to 43 knots were reported near thunderstorms.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
White Cliffs 42 C Cooma 6 C
Tibooburra Airport 42 C Young 6 C
Wanaaring 42 C Thredbo Village 6 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 18 C Tibooburra 27 C
Green Cape 20 C Tibooburra Airport 27 C
Montague Island 20 C Narrabri 23 C
Highest Rainfall
Dubbo 0.4 mm
Williamtown 0.2 mm
Bega 0.2 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 30 C at 11:45 am 30 C at 2:38 pm
Minimum Temperature 19 C at 5:50 am 8 C at 4:39 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 87 mm 53 mm
Average for October 77 mm 62 mm
Year to date 763 mm 442 mm
Average January to end of October 1054 mm 497 mm

The next routine update will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Sunday.