Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:52 pm EST on Monday 30 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A strengthening high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge into New South Wales, promoting generally fine weather across the region today. This high is expected to move slowly east across the Tasman Sea during the next few days, generating an increasingly showery onshore airstream about coastal areas, while a weak trough may also create unsettled conditions in the state's west. Towards the end of the week, it is likely that a low pressure system will develop over the state's northern inland in response to a significant upper-level trough, bringing some rain to northern and eastern districts. There is a chance that this trough may also lead to another low developing off the coast, before the entire system moves out to sea on the weekend.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 8 mm at Nundle.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -10 degrees at Cooma Airport to 17 degrees at Lord Howe Island.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 1 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 23 degrees at Casino.

After a clear, cold and frosty night, NSW experienced a dry, sunny and mild late Autumn day. There was some patchy cloud across the Central West Plains. During the afternoon some cloud approached the coast, most notably along the South Coast where the sky was mostly covered in cloud. Negligible rainfall was recorded during the day.

Minimum temperatures overnight were significantly below average across the state. Cooma Airport recorded a record low May temperature of -9.7C. Sydney and Newcastle recorded their coldest May mornings in 5 years.

Despite the sunny skies; due to having started from such low temperatures this morning maximum temperatures during the day remained below average across the state. A few locations in the Northern Rivers and Mid-North Coast experienced temperatures close to average.

Winds across the state were light to moderate south to southeasterlies along the coast, tending generally easterly across inland districts.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Casino 23 C Cooma Airport -10 C
Murwillumbah 23 C Lithgow -8 C
Lismore Airport 22 C Cooma -8 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 1 C Lord Howe Island 17 C
Mount Ginini 4 C Byron Bay 13 C
Perisher Valley Obs 5 C Smoky Cape 12 C
Highest Rainfall (9am - 3pm)
Coonabarabran Airport 0.2 mm
Thredbo Top Station 0.2 mm
Sydney 0.0 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 20 C at 2:52 pm 15 C at 3:01 pm
Minimum Temperature 7 C at 6:33 am -2 C at 11:27 pm
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 7 mm 48 mm
Average for May 120 mm 44 mm
Year to date 631 mm 213 mm
Average January to end of May 597 mm 255 mm

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