Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:43 pm EST on Thursday 18 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system is situated over the southern Tasman Sea, while a high is centred to the south of Adelaide. During the next few days the high will become the dominant feature in the region as it drifts slowly east, to be centred over the southeast of Australia during the weekend, and then moving to the Tasman Sea by the middle part of next week. An upper cool trough over the northeast will support some shower and possible thunderstorm activity along the north coast from Friday to Sunday, and an upper low may develop over southwest Queensland during the weekend, which may lead to some unsettled weather in the west near the Queensland border.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 6 mm at Perisher Valley.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -6 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 17 degrees at Lord Howe Island.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from -1 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 26 degrees at Casino.

Today was a mostly fine, dry and mostly sunny day across NSW, with some light shower activity detected to the east of the ACT during the afternoon.

Minimum temperatures were below average across the state, with maximum temperatures also below average across much of NSW apart from the Northern Rivers and Mid-North Coast where temperatures were close to average.

Winds were moderate to fresh west to southwesterlies along the coast, easing in the far west and tending east to southeasterly along the coast.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Casino 26 C Thredbo Top Station -6 C
Lismore 25 C Mount Ginini -5 C
Lismore Airport 25 C Perisher Valley -4 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station -1 C Lord Howe Island 17 C
Perisher Valley 3 C Byron Bay 15 C
Cabramurra 4 C Evans Head 15 C
Highest Rainfall
Thredbo Top Station 2 mm
Bega 0.4 mm
Young 0.2 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 21 C at 12:29 pm 14 C at 1:20 pm
Minimum Temperature 12 C at 5:24 am 1 C at 4:52 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 47 mm 26 mm
Average for September 68 mm 52 mm
Year to date 673 mm 386 mm
Average January to end of September 977 mm 435 mm

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