Daily Weather Review

IDN10032

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:32 pm EST on Wednesday 20 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system over the central Tasman Sea is moving east, while a high is centred to the west of Bass Strait. This high will be the dominant feature in the region during the next few days as it drifts slowly east and strengthens. By the weekend, the high is expected to be over the Tasman Sea, allowing a weak trough to enter New South Wales from the west.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 40 mm at Darkes Forest.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from -7 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 17 degrees at Lord Howe Island.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 3 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 23 degrees at Grafton Airport.

Shower activity persisted along the coastal fringe of the NSW Central Coast todays, with light falls also being recorded further north in the Northern Rivers. Skies were generally cloudy along the coast, with the rest of the state mostly sunny apart from the northwest where partly cloudy skies developed during the day.

Overnight, minimum temperatures were above to well above average along much of the NSW coast, with temperatures close to average in the Northern Rivers. Temperatures were also above average on the Northern Tablelands and Northwest Slopes & Plains. Elsewhere, temperatures were average in the Upper & Lower Western, with and southern inland districts experiencing a cool to cold morning.

Maximum temperatures today were above average in the Riverina and Southwest Slopes, tending below average along the coast (except for the Northern Rivers where temperatures were close to average) and on the Northwest Slopes & Plains; with the rest of the state experiencing average temperatures.

Winds were moderate to fresh, south to southeasterlies along the coast, moderating about the ranges and western slopes, and tending generally lighter easterlies in the far west of the state.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Grafton Airport 23 C Thredbo Top Station -7 C
Casino 22 C Perisher Valley -7 C
Grafton Research Station 22 C Thredbo Village -5 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 3 C Lord Howe Island 17 C
Mount Ginini 7 C Coffs Harbour 14 C
Perisher Valley 7 C Coffs Harbour Airport 14 C
Highest Rainfall
The Entrance 2 mm
Kilcare Heights 2 mm
Broadmeadow 1 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Sydney

Canberra

Maximum Temperature 17 C at 2:34 pm 15 C at 3:21 pm
Minimum Temperature 9 C at 2:39 am -2 C at 6:44 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Sydney

Canberra

Month to date 138 mm 13 mm
Average for August 80 mm 46 mm
Year to date 549 mm 347 mm
Average January to end of August 909 mm 382 mm

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