Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:32 pm EST on Monday 20 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system east of Tasmania is slowly moving east extending a ridge across the southern Tasman Sea while a low pressure trough and a low are deepening off the New South Wales. The low will move closer to the cost tonight and then it will move slowly north on Tuesday before weakening during Wednesday. The next cold front is expected to cross the state on Friday.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 47 mm at Barrington.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -4 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 19 degrees at Lord Howe Island.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from -1 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 25 degrees at Lord Howe Island.

A cloudy day for the eastern half of NSW, with rain falling across much of the coast and ranges, with falls also extending into the Central West Slopes & Plains. Rainfall along the coast was heavy at times. Skies were mostly sunny in the far west of the state.

Maximum temperatures were well below average across the state.

Minimum temperatures were generally below average across the state, tending well below average in the Riverina, Upper Western, Lower Western, and above average in the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands, Northwest Slopes & Plains and Mid-North Coast.

Winds were strong to gale force south to southeasterlies about the central and southern coast and ranges, with winds moderating and tending southerly across inland NSW. Winds were generally light in the northeast of the state.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Lord Howe Island 25 C Thredbo Top Station -4 C
Murwillumbah 22 C Mount Ginini -2 C
Coffs Harbour 21 C Perisher Valley Obs -2 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station -1 C Lord Howe Island 19 C
Perisher Valley Obs 1 C Yamba 18 C
Mount Ginini 2 C Ballina 18 C
Highest Rainfall
Brogers Creek 71 mm
Foxground 69 mm
Wattamolla 59 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 17 C at 2:50 pm 15 C at 1:21 pm
Minimum Temperature 14 C at 5:13 am 7 C at 3:44 am
Rainfall 34 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 85 mm 89 mm
Average for April 127 mm 46 mm
Year to date 375 mm 229 mm
Average January to end of April 476 mm 211 mm

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