Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 23 March 2017.

Weather Situation

A deepening trough of low pressure lies over western New South Wales and extends to the southwestern Tasman Sea where it links to a low pressure system. The trough is expected to linger over the inland through to Saturday as the low moves towards New Zealand and a high pressure system moves across Tasmania and over the southern Tasman Sea. This high will extend a ridge along the New South Wales coast over the weekend.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 64.0 mm at Bungwahl.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 6 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 23 degrees at Byron Bay.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 7 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 36 degrees at Bourke.

Another stormy day across central west NSW, with moderate to heavy rainfall recorded around Parkes and Forbes earlier in the day. Light rain moved across the Metropolitan during the afternoon.

Overnight temperatures were well above average.

Daytime maximum temperatures were generally above average across the state, tending well above average in the Upper Western. Temperatures were closer to average on the Mid-North Coast, Northern Tablelands and western slopes.

Winds were moderate southerlies along the NSW coast, tending northerly in the Northern Rivers. Across inland areas, winds were generally light to moderate north to northeasterlies, tending southerly in the far west of the state.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Bourke 36 C Thredbo Top Station 6 C
Cobar 36 C Perisher Valley Obs 7 C
Cobar Airport 36 C Mount Ginini 8 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 7 C Byron Bay 23 C
Perisher Valley Obs 9 C Yamba 23 C
Thredbo Village 11 C Lord Howe Island 23 C
Highest Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm
Parkes Airport 41 mm
Mullumbimby 30 mm
Forbes Airport 27 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 23 C at 12:38 pm 20 C at 12:56 pm
Minimum Temperature 21 C at 6:54 am 13 C at 6:10 am
Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm 0.0 mm 4.6 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 266.8 mm 67.6 mm
Average for March 129.6 mm 50.7 mm
Year to date 520.4 mm 96.6 mm
Average January to end of March 349.1 mm 165.0 mm

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