Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT
Issued at 4:59 pm EDT on Thursday 5 December 2013.
A vigorous cold front is moving over New South Wales today, bringing windy and unsettled conditions to many areas. This front will move away to the east tonight and Friday as a ridge of high pressure extends across from the west. The presence of this high will promote fine and stable conditions through the weekend with temperatures increasing ahead of the next trough, expected early in the new week.
Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 65 mm at Perisher Valley.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -1 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 21 degrees at Byron Bay.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 0 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 35 degrees at Evans Head.
Today was a mostly cloudy day across the state. The trough brought early rain to eastern NSW. Isolated thunderstorms were observed during the day associated with a cold pool.
Minimum temperatures were above average along the coast (except for the South Coast), Northern Tablelands and Northwest Slopes & Plains, tending average on the Central Tablelands, and below average across the rest of the state.
Maximum temperatures were generally below to well below average across the state, with only the Mid-North Coast and Northern Rivers experiencing temperatures above average.
Winds were strong to gale force west to southwesterlies across much of the state, with gusts reaching 106kmh in Camden and Richmond, and 90kmh in parts of Sydney, Hunter and Central Tablelands.
Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm
|Highest Maximum Temperatures||Lowest Minimum Temperatures|
|Evans Head||35 C||Thredbo Top Station||-1 C|
|Coffs Harbour||34 C||Charlotte Pass||1 C|
|Casino||34 C||Perisher Valley||1 C|
|Lowest Maximum Temperatures||Highest Minimum Temperatures|
|Thredbo Top Station||0 C||Byron Bay||21 C|
|Perisher Valley||3 C||Coffs Harbour||21 C|
|Thredbo Village||4 C||Williamtown||21 C|
|Montague Island||20 mm|
Today's Weather to 4pm
|Maximum Temperature||26 C at 1:10 pm||17 C at 10:10 am|
|Minimum Temperature||19 C at 5:23 am||12 C at 5:55 am|
|Rainfall||0.0 mm||2 mm|
|Month to date||4 mm||10 mm|
|Average for December||78 mm||54 mm|
|Year to date||1317 mm||521 mm|
|Average January to end of December||1215 mm||614 mm|
The next routine update will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Friday.