Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:34 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving from the Southern Ocean across southeast Australia. The passing of these fronts is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state, but little rainfall due to the presence of a generally dry airmass. A stronger cold front is forecast to bring a significant cold snap at the end of the week, after which conditions should gradually ease as the next high pressure system becomes established.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 16 mm at Perisher Valley.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -6 degrees at Glen Innes Airport to 16 degrees at Montague Island.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 2 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 26 degrees at Kempsey.

A generally sunny day across NSW today, with some cloud about the Southwest Slopes and eastern Riverina where shower activity was recorded. The highest rainfall totals were observed in the Snowy Mountains.

Overnight, minimum temperatures were mostly above average across the state, with temperatures tending below average in the Northern Rivers and Northwest Slopes & Plains.

Maximum temperatures today were above to well above average across the state.

Winds were fresh to strong west to northwesterlies across much of NSW, with winds easing in the northeast and tending occasional light to moderate east to northeasterlies along the coastal fringe of the Northern Rivers.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Kempsey 26 C Glen Innes Airport -6 C
Taree 26 C Tenterfield -4 C
Kempsey Airport 26 C Woolbrook -4 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 2 C Montague Island 16 C
Mount Ginini 3 C Port Kembla Ntc 16 C
Perisher Valley 3 C Nowra 15 C
Highest Rainfall
Perisher Valley 10 mm
Cabramurra 8 mm
Thredbo Top Station 7 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 24 C at 1:09 pm 15 C at 2:32 pm
Minimum Temperature 13 C at 6:40 am 10 C at 7:34 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 16 mm 16 mm
Average for July 98 mm 41 mm
Year to date 411 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.