Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:32 pm EDT on Thursday 5 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of WA is extending a ridge into New South Wales in the wake of a cold front, pushing a drier airmass across the region. Weaker cold fronts are expected to pass to the south during Friday and Saturday, but should have little impact on the state's weather. During the weekend a high is expected to become established over the Tasman Sea while a trough lingers over northeast New South Wales. This pattern should bring a return to more humid conditions for parts of the north and east, but is unlikely to generate any significant rainfall during the forecast period.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 22.0 mm at Corin Dam.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 3 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 25 degrees at Bourke.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 7 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 37 degrees at Casino.

A generally fine and sunny day across most of the state, apart from some scattered cloud behind a dry cold front, which also brought gusty conditions to much of the south coast.

Minimum temperatures were generally around average or slightly low for this time of year, particularly in the south of the state in the wake of a cold front. However, regions in the north east of the state were not yet affected meaning districts such as the Northern Tablands had much higher minimum temperatures than usual.

The North-East of the state, particularly the Northern rivers and Mid-North Coast districts, experienced much higher maximum temperatures than average, with some regions approaching record temperatures for this time of year. Otherwise temperatures were around or below average in the wake of a cold front moving north east over the state.

Winds along the coast were fresh to moderate west to northwesterly, tending strong south to southeasterly behind the cold front, with some regions experiencing gales. Elsewhere, winds were generally moderate to fresh south to southeast.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Casino 37 C Thredbo Top Station 3 C
Evans Head RAAF 37 C Mount Ginini 5 C
Murwillumbah 37 C Perisher Valley Obs 5 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 7 C Bourke 25 C
Perisher Valley Obs 10 C Lightning Ridge 25 C
Thredbo Village 12 C Byron Bay 24 C
Highest Rainfall
Bombala AWS 0.2 mm
Norah Head 0.2 mm
Lake Macquarie 0.2 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 29 C at 1:21 pm 24 C at 1:29 pm
Minimum Temperature 20 C at 6:41 am 13 C at 11:40 pm
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 Friday.