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 Thursday 28 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A high near New Zealand extends a ridge to the NSW north coast. A cold front approaching Tasmania and western Victoria is expected to slip to the southeast as it approaches the high. A rain-band associated with an upper level trough will move into the west of the state this evening then extend through to the central ranges early Friday morning before moving a little further north and weakening later in the day. The rain-band is likely to remain over northern parts of the state over the weekend with just some light, patchy rain associated, while a second front passes over Tasmania then weakens. A third, stronger cold front is expected to cross NSW Sunday night and Monday with the southeast likely to be most affected with showers and snow to quite low levels. A high pressure system is likely to develop over western NSW early in the new week as a low deepens over the central Tasman Sea.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 11 mm at Cabramurra.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -1 degrees at Goulburn Airport to 16 degrees at Tibooburra Airport.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 3 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 27 degrees at Wanaaring.

Generally fine conditions throughout the state today, with high cloud across much of central NSW. Light rain fell across areas of inland NSW.

Minimum temperatures were generally close to, or slightly below, average across the state, with temperatures above average in the Riverina, Lower Western, Upper Western, Central West Slopes & Plains and Northwest Slopes & Plains.

Maximum temperatures were generally close to average across NSW, with temperatures tending above average in the Riverina, Upper Wester, South Coast, Illawarra, Hunter and Northern Rivers.

Winds were generally light to moderate northerly inland, tending more westerly in the far west. Along the coastal fringe winds were light to moderate north to northeasterlies.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Wanaaring 27 C Goulburn Airport -1 C
Bourke 26 C Cooma -1 C
Mungindi 26 C Cooma Airport 0 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 3 C Tibooburra Airport 16 C
Perisher Valley Obs 4 C Wanaaring 16 C
Mount Ginini 5 C Byron Bay 15 C
Highest Rainfall
Perisher Valley Obs 6 mm
Deniliquin 5 mm
Thredbo Top Station 5 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 21 C at 12:45 pm 15 C at 2:58 pm
Minimum Temperature 12 C at 5:58 am 0 C at 4:52 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 110 mm 3 mm
Average for May 120 mm 44 mm
Year to date 766 mm 234 mm
Average January to end of May 596 mm 255 mm

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