Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:31 pm EST on Wednesday 23 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A broad low pressure trough lies across New South Wales. The trough will move to the northeast during Thursday a weaken as a cold front crosses the Tasman Sea and a high pressure system moves east south of the Bight extending a ridge behind the front. This high will move over the Tasman Sea on Friday and the ridge across the state will weaken. The next front/trough system is expected to move through the state on Saturday.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 17 mm at Charlotte Pass.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 1 degrees at Orange to 19 degrees at Smoky Cape.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 6 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 33 degrees at Tibooburra Airport.

A high pressure system over New South Wales has brought mostly sunny conditions over most of the state today, apart from some cloud in the northeast and along the Victorian border. Shower activity was confined mainly to the southeast of the sate, about the higher elevations, however thunderstorms were observed on the Mid-North Coast near Coffs Harbour and Taree during the afternoon.

Minimum temperatures were below below average in the Illawarra, Hunter, Metropolitan, Northern Rivers, Central Tablelands and Central West Slopes & Plains, tending average in the Upper & Lower Western, and above average across the rest of the state.

Maximum temperatures were generally above average across the state, tending average in the Southern Tablelands, Southwest Slopes and Riverina.

Winds were generally light to moderate northwesterlies over land and north to northeasterly over coastal areas.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Tibooburra Airport 33 C Orange 1 C
Wanaaring 33 C Mudgee 1 C
Walgett 32 C Charlotte Pass 1 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 6 C Smoky Cape 19 C
Cabramurra 9 C Byron Bay 18 C
Perisher Valley 9 C Yamba 18 C
Highest Rainfall
Dorrigo 2 mm
Mount Ginini 2 mm
Gundagai 1 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 26 C at 1:51 pm 21 C at 3:34 pm
Minimum Temperature 13 C at 6:27 am 6 C at 6:39 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 78 mm 60 mm
Average for April 127 mm 46 mm
Year to date 256 mm 237 mm
Average January to end of April 477 mm 211 mm

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