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 Thursday 28 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system with multiple centres lies over the northern Tasman Sea, while a high over New Zealand extends a ridge into southeast Australia. The low is expected to remain over the Tasman Sea through to the weekend, then gradually shift towards New Zealand. A cold front from the Southern Ocean is forecast to move across the state early next week.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 182 mm at Tuckombil.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -7 degrees at Perisher Valley to 15 degrees at Lord Howe Island.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 6 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 25 degrees at Pooncarie.

Shower activity was confined to the coast and eastern ranges today. West of the ranges, conditions were fine and mostly sunny.

Overnight, minimum temperatures were below average in the Riverina and Southwest Slopes; tending average in the Lower Western, Southern Tablelands and Central West Slopes & Plains; and above average across the rest of the state.

Maximum temperatures today were below average in the Northern Rivers, Mid-North Coast and Illawarra; tending average in the Hunter, South Coast, Metropolitan, Northern & Central Tablelands, and Northwest Slopes & Plains; and above average across the rest of the state.

Winds were generally moderate to fresh southeasterlies along the coast, easing in the west of the state and tending fresh to strong southerlies in the Northern Rivers and Mid-North Coast.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Pooncarie 25 C Perisher Valley -7 C
Mungindi 24 C Thredbo Village -6 C
Hay 23 C Thredbo Top Station -5 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 6 C Lord Howe Island 15 C
Mount Ginini 7 C Sydney Airport 13 C
Perisher Valley 9 C Yamba 13 C
Highest Rainfall
Mount Seaview 11 mm
Fitzroy Falls 11 mm
Pokolbin 7 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 20 C at 12:17 pm 16 C at 2:58 pm
Minimum Temperature 12 C at 2:49 am 2 C at 6:35 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 207 mm 27 mm
Average for August 80 mm 46 mm
Year to date 618 mm 360 mm
Average January to end of August 909 mm 382 mm

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