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 27 November 2014.

Weather Situation

A high centred to the west of Bass Strait is extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast in the wake of a low pressure trough, while a second trough lies over the state's west. A new high centre will develop over the western Tasman Sea during Friday and should remain almost stationary for several days, becoming the dominant synoptic feature in the region. As this high strengthens, the inland trough is expected to weaken and be pushed further west, before gradually shifting east again on Sunday and Monday as the high starts to drift towards New Zealand. This movement is likely to be accompanied by increasingly unsettled conditions across much of the state.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 108 mm at Nashua.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 2 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 21 degrees at Grafton.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 14 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 37 degrees at Mungindi.

Showers and drizzle occurred along the coast today between Jervis Bay and the Queensland Border, with the heaviest falls occurring around Coffs Harbour. Thunderstorms were detected in the Northern Rivers during the afternoon. West of the ranges the state was fine, dry and mostly sunny.

Minimum temperatures were average in the Upper & Lower Western, Riverina and Southwest Slopes, tending above average across the rest of the state.

Maximum temperatures were above average along the coast and on the Central Tablelands, with the exception of the Northern Rivers where temperatures were above average. Temperatures were also above average on the Northern Tablelands and the rest of the state, apart from the Lower Western and Southern Tablelands where temperatures were close to average.

Winds were moderate to fresh southeasterlies along the coast, to light to moderate east to southeasterlies across the rest of the state.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Mungindi 37 C Thredbo Top Station 2 C
Moree 36 C Bombala AWS 4 C
Narrabri 35 C Perisher Valley Obs 5 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 14 C Grafton 21 C
Katoomba 15 C Byron Bay 20 C
Mount Boyce 15 C Lismore 20 C
Highest Rainfall
Lord Howe Island 21 mm
Kempsey 14 mm
Coffs Harbour 12 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 21 C at 2:43 pm 26 C at 3:51 pm
Minimum Temperature 19 C at 7:04 am 14 C at 3:20 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 16 mm 24 mm
Average for November 84 mm 64 mm
Year to date 779 mm 466 mm
Average January to end of November 1138 mm 562 mm

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