Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:38 pm EDT on Sunday 21 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system off the New South Wales coast will drift slowly east during the coming days, while a trough develops over the state's west. The deepening of this trough early in the new week, assisted by an influx of warm and humid tropical air, is expected to bring unsettled weather to many districts during the coming days. It is likely that the trough will become more mobile during the second half of the week, shifting towards the northeast in response to an approaching upper-level system.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 5 mm at Dorrigo.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 4 degrees at Thredbo Village to 22 degrees at Yamba.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 16 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 39 degrees at Bourke.

NSW today was sunny and dry west of the Great Devide. Partly cloudy over the ranges and in the northeast. Isolated light showers recorded in Northern Rivers, mainly early morning. Isolated thunderstorms have developed this afternoon on Northern Tablelands and adjacent slopes. They are slow moving and not expected to reach the coast.

Minimum temperatures were above average in the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands, tending average about rest of the state.

Maximum temperatures were above average over most of New South Wales, close to average or slightly below on South Coast.

Winds were mostly light and variable inland, with moderate east to northeasterly seabreezes along the coast.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Bourke 39 C Thredbo Village 4 C
Tibooburra Airport 39 C Thredbo Top Station 5 C
Wilcannia 39 C Perisher Valley Obs 5 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 16 C Yamba 22 C
Perisher Valley Obs 19 C Moree 22 C
Narooma 21 C Lightning Ridge 22 C
Highest Rainfall
Glen Innes Airport 6 mm
Byron Bay 0.2 mm
Grafton Research Station 0.2 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 26 C at 11:59 am 30 C at 3:26 pm
Minimum Temperature 17 C at 5:53 am 12 C at 6:15 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 88 mm 88 mm
Average for December 77 mm 54 mm
Year to date 867 mm 554 mm
Average January to end of December 1216 mm 614 mm

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