Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A vigorous cold front is crossing New South Wales today, bringing a cool southwesterly change. In the wake of this front, a low pressure circulation will develop over the western Tasman Sea tonight, then move rapidly east during Thursday as a high in the Bight extends a ridge into New South Wales. This high is forecast to drift slowly east during the following few days, promoting mostly fine weather though colder mornings. The next frontal system is expected to cross the state early next week.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 56.4 mm at Perisher Valley Obs.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 1 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 20 degrees at Byron Bay.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 1 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 25 degrees at Sydney Airport.

The passage of the cold front across the state brought strong gusty winds, and rain to most districts. Isolated thunderstorms developed about eastern districts during the afternoon.

Minimum temperatures were mostly above average across the state, tending closer to average in the Illawarra, Riverina and Lower Western.

Daytime maximum temperatures were well below average across inland NSW with the strong winds adding a wintry bite to the air. Temperatures were closer to average along the coast but these maxima quickly dropped as the change rolled through.

Fresh to strong, and gusty at times, west to southwesterlies across much of central, western and southern NSW, with winds moderate to fresh westerlies along the ranges. Along the coast, winds were light to moderate north to northwesterlies ahead of the change,

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Sydney Airport 25 C Thredbo Top Station 1 C
Richmond 25 C Mount Ginini 2 C
Williamtown 25 C Perisher Valley Obs 3 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 1 C Byron Bay 20 C
Perisher Valley Obs 4 C Smoky Cape 19 C
Cabramurra 5 C Coffs Harbour Airport 19 C
Highest Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm
Glen Innes Airport 30.2 mm
Inverell SCS 24.6 mm
Cabramurra 19.0 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 25 C at 12:52 pm 13 C at 11:12 am
Minimum Temperature 17 C at 6:25 am 11 C at 4:54 am
Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm 0.0 mm 2.8 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 80.4 mm 27.6 mm
Average for April 128.8 mm 46.0 mm
Year to date 660.6 mm 141.8 mm
Average January to end of April 477.9 mm 210.6 mm

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