Daily Weather Review


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 5 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A cold airmass lies over New South Wales in the wake of a cold front that recently crossed the region, with a high pressure ridge keeping the state clear and dry. Meanwhile, a complex low pressure system approaching from the west is expected to cross New South Wales between Thursday and Saturday, bringing wet, windy and continued cold conditions to most districts during this period.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 10.8 mm at Perisher Valley Obs.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -8 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 16 degrees at Lord Howe Island.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from -6 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 26 degrees at Casino.

Mostly sunny day across much of the state, with some cloud and snow/shower activity about the southern Alpine region.

Minimum temperatures were below average across the state with inland areas well below average.

Maximum temperatures were generally below average across New South Wales, well below average inland. Only the far north coast recorded above average temperatures.

Generally moderate west to southwesterly winds in the east, tending fresh and gusty about the southern ranges and adjacent slopes.

Light and variable winds along the north coast and over the far western districts.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Casino 26 C Thredbo Top Station -8 C
Evans Head RAAF 26 C Mount Ginini -7 C
Murwillumbah 26 C Mount Hope -6 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station -6 C Lord Howe Island 16 C
Perisher Valley Obs -3 C Byron Bay 13 C
Cabramurra -2 C Yamba 11 C
Highest Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm
Perisher Valley Obs 3.4 mm
Bombala AWS 3.4 mm
Norfolk Island 1.0 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm



Maximum Temperature 18 C at 2:21 pm 10 C at 1:23 pm
Minimum Temperature 6 C at 6:47 am 1 C at 7:10 am
Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary



Month to date nil mm 0.4 mm
Average for August 80.2 mm 46.2 mm
Year to date 1072.0 mm 376.2 mm
Average January to end of August 905.2 mm 382.4 mm

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