Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:34 pm EDT on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A broad low pressure trough lies across western New South Wales and it will move to the northeast during today and Wednesday and weaken. A cold front will cross the state on Thursday but no significant precipitation is expected as dry air masses lie over southeastern Australia.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 10 mm at Coffs Harbour Airport.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 5 degrees at Thredbo Village to 26 degrees at Bourke.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 16 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 42 degrees at Bourke.

Today was a mostly fine and sunny day across NSW, with cloudy conditions persisting along the coast where light showers were felt during the day.

Minimum temperatures were below average in the Hunter and Metropolitan, tending average in the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Northern Rivers and South Coast, and above average across the rest of the state.

Maximum temperatures were broadly above average over the state, with Northern Rivers, South Coast and Mid-North Coast being the only districts meeting their average temperatures for March.

Winds were moderate to fresh north to northeasterly along the coast, tending southerly to southeasterly in the South Coast and the Illawarra, northeasterly along the ranges and generally light across inland NSW and the occasional moderate gust.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Bourke 42 C Thredbo Village 5 C
Brewarrina 41 C Bombala 5 C
Wanaaring 40 C Thredbo Top Station 7 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 16 C Bourke 26 C
Perisher Valley Obs 17 C Brewarrina 26 C
Cabramurra 19 C Walgett Airport 25 C
Highest Rainfall
Yamba 0.2 mm
Coffs Harbour 0.2 mm
Grafton Airport 0.2 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 28 C at 11:28 am 28 C at 3:06 pm
Minimum Temperature 17 C at 6:39 am 13 C at 6:03 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 12 mm nil mm
Average for March 130 mm 51 mm
Year to date 236 mm 127 mm
Average January to end of March 349 mm 165 mm

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