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 Wednesday 19 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system to the south of the Great Australian Bight is strengthening as it slowly moves east, while a trough lies over the northern inland. These systems are interacting with a humid airmass to bring showers and thunderstorms to the far north of the state tonight and tomorrow, as well as some gusty easterly winds this evening. After this, the trough is expected to weaken, however, a second trough looks set to develop over South Australia on the weekend and may bring renewed unsettled conditions to inland parts later on the weekend or early next week.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 75.4 mm at Wee Waa (George St).
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 4.0 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 23.2 degrees at Borrona Downs.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 10.5 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 32.9 degrees at Borrona Downs.

Cloudy conditions across much of the state with showers over many districts and thunderstorms in the north. The far south remained dry. Some thunderstorms in the north were severe, bringing heavy rain. Along the coast, a deceptively powerful easterly swell was observed.

Minimum temperatures wewer below average in the far west of the state and along parts of the southern ranges, shifting to above average through the remaining parts of the ranges, the western plains and through the northern coastline. Warmer than average minimum temperatures were attributed to gusty winds and cloud cover.

Maximum temperatures well below average through the state, 5C to up to 10C through most areas, with a slightly warmer than average day for the far northeastern coast, where skies were clear though most of the day.

Winds were moderate to fresh east to southeasterly. Strong and gusty winds were felt along the coast parts of the coast and across areas of the ranges.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Borrona Downs 32.9 C Thredbo Top Station 4.0 C
Tibooburra Airport 32.4 C Perisher Valley Obs 5.1 C
Byron Bay 32.1 C Mount Ginini 6.2 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 10.5 C Borrona Downs 23.2 C
Perisher Valley Obs 11.8 C Tibooburra Airport 23.1 C
Mount Ginini 12.9 C Delta 23.1 C
Highest Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm
Lake Macquarie 51.2 mm
Tocal 43.8 mm
Bourke 37.6 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 23.8 C at 1:20 pm 21.4 C at 11:58 am
Minimum Temperature 18.6 C at 7:53 am 14.2 C at 6:09 am
Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm 9.6 mm 0.2 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 152.0 mm 81.6 mm
Average for January 68.6 mm 58.5 mm

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