Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 9 December 2013.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea maintains a ridge over the far northeast today as a cold front slips southeast of Tasmania. A trough associated with the cold front and currently positioned over the central parts of the state is expected to move over the northeast on Tuesday, remaining in the far northeast on Wednesday. Light rain or showers and the chance of thunderstorms are associated with the passage of the trough across NSW. A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge behind the trough resulting in fine conditions developing in the west and southwest. Coastal showers are expected to develop into the weekend as a high pressure system develops offshore of NSW into the later half of the week.
Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 0.8 mm at Bombala.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 7 degrees at Glen Innes Airport to 27 degrees at Tibooburra Airport.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 16 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 41 degrees at Bourke.
Today was mostly cloudy and very warm to hot across NSW. Skies were sunny in the northeast, whilst a few sunny breaks appeared in the far southwest during the afternoon. Very little rainfall was observed, with most precipitation falling as virga across the Riverina, Central and Southern Tablelands.
Minimum temperatures were mostly above average, tending average in the Hunter and Northwest Slopes & Plains, and below average on the Northern Rivers, Mid-North Coast and Northern Tablelands. Maximum temperatures were above average across the state.
Winds were fresh to strong west to northwesterlies about the Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Southwest Slopes, tending fresh west to southwesterlies behind the change across the west of the state. Elsewhere, winds were moderate to fresh north to northwesterlies, with light to moderate east to northeasterly seabreezes pushing only a few kilometres inland.
Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm
|Highest Maximum Temperatures||Lowest Minimum Temperatures|
|Bourke||41 C||Glen Innes Airport||7 C|
|Tibooburra||41 C||Woolbrook||7 C|
|White Cliffs||41 C||Armidale||8 C|
|Lowest Maximum Temperatures||Highest Minimum Temperatures|
|Thredbo Top Station||16 C||Tibooburra Airport||27 C|
|Perisher Valley||20 C||Tibooburra||26 C|
|Cabramurra||21 C||White Cliffs||25 C|
|Sydney Airport||0.0 mm|
Today's Weather to 4pm
|Maximum Temperature||30 C at 2:58 pm||33 C at 2:02 pm|
|Minimum Temperature||19 C at 5:35 am||13 C at 5:19 am|
|Rainfall||0.0 mm||0.0 mm|
|Month to date||4 mm||13 mm|
|Average for December||78 mm||54 mm|
|Year to date||1317 mm||523 mm|
|Average January to end of December||1215 mm||614 mm|
The next routine update will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Tuesday.