Daily Weather Review


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 7:17 pm EDT on Friday 15 November 2019.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over the northern New South Wales is being displaced to the northeast as a southerly change moves across the southern coast this afternoon. Fresh westerly winds were observed across the southern and central ranges, Illawarra and Hunter today ahead of the change, that lead to the elevated fire dangers in the northeast and the central eastern parts of the state, with extensive areas of bushfire smoke affecting the northeast. Another high pressure system to the south of Western Australia is slowly moving east while extending a ridge towards the western parts of the state. This high pressure system is forecast to move across the state during the weekend, while an inland trough develops across the central west, leading to the development of the easterly winds across the eastern parts of the state in the wake of the southerly change.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 1.0 mm at Thora Post Office.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 3 degrees at Armidale to 18 degrees at Byron Bay.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 9 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 37 degrees at Casino.

Moderate to fresh westerly winds inland and NE sea breeze in the northern coast. A southerly change along the southern part of the coast.

The minmum temperatures were below the average across the state aside from part of Illawarra, Central Tablelands.

The maximum temperatures were above the average in the northern parts of the state which were ahead of the change, while below the average in the south behind the change.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Casino 37 C Armidale 3 C
Penrith 35 C Thredbo Top Station 3 C
Lismore Airport 35 C Glen Innes Airport 3 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 9 C Byron Bay 18 C
Perisher Valley Obs 10 C Sydney Airport 17 C
Cabramurra 13 C Yamba 17 C
Highest Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm
Wollongong 0.4 mm
Borrona Downs 0.0 mm
Brewon 0.0 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm



Maximum Temperature 31 C at 12:52 pm 26 C at 1:50 pm
Minimum Temperature 16 C at 3:54 am 12 C at 6:24 am
Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary



Month to date 15.6 mm 12.6 mm
Average for November 84.2 mm 64.4 mm
Year to date 839.6 mm 357.4 mm
Average January to end of November 1135.8 mm 561.8 mm

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