Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:33 pm EST on Wednesday 1 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge into western New South Wales in the wake of a cold front, and will gradually drift east during the next few days while promoting mostly fine weather. During Thursday and Friday a trough is forecast to affect central and northern parts of the coast as another cold front passes to the south, although very little rainfall is expected. By Saturday, the high is forecast to be over the Tasman Sea, with the resultant northerly winds bringing a return to hot weather in many districts.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 6 mm at Thredbo Village.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -6 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 18 degrees at Byron Bay.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 1 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 35 degrees at Casino.

Today was a fine, dry and mostly sunny day across NSW. The cool change was moving through the Northern Rivers today bringing cooler air to that area,

Today, maximum temperatures were average to below average across much of NSW, with the exception of the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands and Northwest Slopes & Plains where temperatures were above to well above average.

Minimum temperatures were generally above to well above average across much of the state, with temperatures tending close to, or slightly below, average in the Lower Western, Riverina, Southwest Slopes and Southern Tablelands.

Winds were moderate to fresh south to southeasterlies along the coast, with exception of the far north coast where the change hadn't reached as of mid-afternoon. Across inland districts, winds were moderate to fresh westerlies along the ranges, tending south to southwesterly across inland NSW.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Casino 35 C Thredbo Top Station -6 C
Lismore Airport 34 C Mount Ginini -4 C
Ballina 34 C Perisher Valley -4 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 1 C Byron Bay 18 C
Perisher Valley 5 C Lord Howe Island 18 C
Thredbo Village 7 C Yamba 17 C
Highest Rainfall
Merimbula 0.2 mm
Green Cape 0.2 mm
Sydney 0.0 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 22 C at 1:50 pm 17 C at 2:29 pm
Minimum Temperature 16 C at 6:33 am 5 C at 5:50 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date nil mm nil mm
Average for October 77 mm 62 mm
Year to date 677 mm 389 mm
Average January to end of October 1054 mm 497 mm

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