Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:31 pm EST on Wednesday 23 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred over the western Tasman Sea, while a low in the Bight is linked to a trough over central Australia. A cloud band associated with this trough is bringing patchy rain to the far west today, and will continue to move east during Thursday although rain totals are unlikely to be significant. By late Friday the low is expected to be near Bass Strait, with the trough moving towards the northeast of New South Wales before clearing the state on Saturday. Another high pressure system is forecast to develop over the region during the weekend in the wake of the trough.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 16 mm at Grafton.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -8 degrees at Perisher Valley to 13 degrees at Lord Howe Island.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 3 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 23 degrees at Mungindi.

The approaching trough/frontal system to the west of NSW brought a mass of cloud to the state today, however no rainfall had been recorded in the period between 9am and 4pm.

Overnight, minimum temperatures were generally below average across the state, with temperatures tending close to average on the Mid-North Coast and Northern Tablelands.

Today's maximum temperatures were mostly above average across NSW, with temperatures tending close to average on the South Coast, Hunter and Mid-North Coast; and below average in the Northern Rivers.

Winds were generally light to moderate southeasterlies along the coast, tending northeasterly in the Illawarra, South Coast and inland areas of the state.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Mungindi 23 C Perisher Valley -8 C
Moree 21 C Cooma Airport -7 C
Walgett 21 C Thredbo Village -7 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 3 C Lord Howe Island 13 C
Thredbo Village 8 C Byron Bay 11 C
Mount Ginini 8 C Nelson Bay 11 C
Highest Rainfall
Penrith 0.2 mm
Taree 0.2 mm
Bombala 0.2 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 19 C at 12:44 pm 13 C at 1:07 pm
Minimum Temperature 9 C at 6:05 am -2 C at 2:23 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 4 mm 16 mm
Average for July 98 mm 41 mm
Year to date 399 mm 333 mm
Average January to end of July 828 mm 337 mm

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