Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 5:36 pm EDT on Sunday 19 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough over northeastern New South Wales with an associated low off the central coast is slowly moving southeast. The low will move rapidly further to the south on Monday and a high pressure system is expected to move over the Tasman Sea behind it on Tuesday, extending a ridge to the north coast.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 31.0 mm at Frenchs Forest (Frenchs Forest Rd).
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -1 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 24 degrees at Ballina.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 7 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 33 degrees at Ballina.

Cloudy and unsettled conditions prevailed over northeastern NSW, with severe thunderstorms developed from early afternoon. Some cloud were also observed across the southern and eastern regions and dry, mostly sunny weather over the remainder inland areas.

Overnight temperatures were generally in the high teens/low 20's across most areas to the east of the Divide, the Northwest Slopes and Plains, the Northern Tablelands and the Upper Western districts. Minimum temperatures in the low teens were reported over the South Coast and the Central Tablelands. At the same time, minimums below 10C were observed over the Riverina district, the Southwest Slopes and the Southern Tablelands.

Maximum temperatures were in the high 20's/low 30's across the northern half of NSW and in the low 20's over the southern parts. Cloud cover and showers/thunderstorms resulted in lower maximums over the affected places.

Moderate south to southwesterly winds prevailed across most of the state today, apart from the northeastern parts, where winds tend northeast to northwesterly, ahead of the trough.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Ballina 33 C Thredbo Top Station -1 C
Walgett Airport 31 C Perisher Valley Obs -1 C
Evans Head RAAF 31 C Thredbo Village 0 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 7 C Ballina 24 C
Perisher Valley Obs 10 C Byron Bay 23 C
Cabramurra 12 C Yamba 23 C
Highest Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm
Seaview 64.7 mm
Taree 22.2 mm
Gosford AWS 7.0 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 26 C at 2:15 pm 23 C at 3:38 pm
Minimum Temperature 19 C at 6:08 am 6 C at 6:09 am
Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 139.2 mm 20.6 mm
Average for February 117.0 mm 56.4 mm
Year to date 187.6 mm 29.0 mm
Average January to end of February 219.5 mm 114.9 mm

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