Daily Weather Review


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:33 pm EDT on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough lies over northeast New South Wales, as a high near the Bight extends a ridge into the state's southwest. This high is expected to strengthen during the next few days as it moves slowly east, pushing a ridge along the New South Wales coast while the trough lingers over the inland. Conditions on the north coast may deteriorate over the weekend due to the presence of Tropical Cyclone Oma in the region, although there is currently a fair level of uncertainty regarding its movement and intensity.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 50.0 mm at Wyong (Olney Forest).
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 2 degrees at Perisher Valley Obs to 24 degrees at Lord Howe Island.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 16 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 37 degrees at Moree.

A mostly sunny day west of the ranges, apart from isolated showers and thunderstorms about the Northwest Slopes and Plains. Showers along parts of the coast, with heavier falls with isolated thunderstorms around the Mid Noth Coast.

Overnight minimum temperatures were above average over the northeast and coast and below average over the west and south of the state.

Maximum temperatures were above average in the northeast, and below average across the southeast and west.

Winds were generally light to moderate south to southeasterly.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Moree 37 C Perisher Valley Obs 2 C
Narrabri 37 C Thredbo Top Station 4 C
Walgett Airport 37 C Thredbo Village 7 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 16 C Lord Howe Island 24 C
Nullo Mountain 16 C Byron Bay 23 C
Mount Boyce 17 C Yamba 23 C
Highest Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm
Lake Macquarie 39.6 mm
Cabbage Tree Mountain 38 mm
PLaurieton 36.6 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm



Maximum Temperature 23 C at 3:42 pm 28 C at 4:13 pm
Minimum Temperature 20 C at 9:21 am 13 C at 6:08 am
Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm 4.6 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary



Month to date 58.0 mm 42.4 mm
Average for February 117.5 mm 56.4 mm
Year to date 106.8 mm 103.6 mm
Average January to end of February 219.3 mm 114.9 mm

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