Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:32 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. There will be only subtle changes to this pattern over the next day or two, before the trough becomes more mobile on the weekend and shifts to the northeast under the influence of a Southern Ocean front. During this time many eastern districts are likely to see unsettled weather, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. Another trough and associated cold front appear likely to affect the state early in the new week, bringing somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 18 mm at Quambone.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 2 degrees at Glen Innes Airport to 25 degrees at Tibooburra Airport.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 18 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 40 degrees at Wilcannia.

Thunderstorms developed along the ranges today, bringing small hail to Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains. Showers and thunderstorms were also observed in western NSW, however much of inland NSW remained fine and mostly sunny. The coastal strip remained fine and mostly sunny during the day.

Minimum temperatures overnight were generally above average across the state, tending average to slightly below average on the coast and Northern Tablelands

Maximum temperatures were below average along the coast, tending above average on the South Coast, across inland NSW and well above average in western NSW.

Winds were light to moderate west to northwesterlies across inland NSW, tending moderate east to northeasterlies along the coast.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Wilcannia 40 C Glen Innes Airport 2 C
Tibooburra 39 C Charlotte Pass 3 C
White Cliffs 39 C Armidale 5 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 18 C Tibooburra Airport 25 C
Mount Ginini 19 C Tibooburra 24 C
Norfolk Island 20 C White Cliffs 23 C
Highest Rainfall
Tia 21 mm
Caroona 14 mm
Cooplacurripa 13 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 28 C at 1:33 pm 27 C at 12:42 pm
Minimum Temperature 15 C at 6:12 am 8 C at 5:41 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 86 mm 47 mm
Average for October 77 mm 62 mm
Year to date 763 mm 436 mm
Average January to end of October 1054 mm 497 mm

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