Daily Weather Review


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Daily Weather Review for NSW and ACT

Issued at 4:32 pm EDT on Saturday 5 December 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge lies over southeast Australia, while a trough extends through inland New South Wales. A cold front is continuing to track across the inland and expected to linger in the northeast on Sunday, preceded by warm and unsettled weather across most of the state. Following this, another front will cross NSW during Monday and Tuesday, bringing cooler and less humid conditions.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 8.0 mm at Kunghur (The Junction).
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 2 degrees at Thredbo Village to 30 degrees at Borrona Downs.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 17 degrees at Thredbo Top Station to 44 degrees at Tibooburra Airport.

Cloudy skies across the state with widespread thunderstorms predominantly in the north. Some severe thunderstorms developed with damaging wind gusts recorded at Tibooburra 111 km/h at 3:34pm; White Cliffs 106 km/h at 2.49pm; and Grafton 98 km/h at 3.44 pm.

Minimum and maximum temperatures were generally above average across the state, except for central regions which were slightly below average.

Moderate northeast to northwest winds across NSW, ahead of a southwesterly change moving through the southwest of the state. Winds were fresh and gusty in the west, with damaging wind gusts associated with some thunderstorms.

Today's Weather for NSW and ACT to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Tibooburra Airport 44 C Thredbo Village 2 C
Borrona Downs 44 C Perisher Valley Obs 4 C
Bourke 43 C Cooma 5 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Thredbo Top Station 17 C Borrona Downs 30 C
Narooma 20 C Bourke 28 C
Montague Island 20 C Tibooburra Airport 28 C
Highest Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm
Orange Agricultural Institute 22.6 mm
Orange 14.2 mm
Seaview 12.2 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm



Maximum Temperature 21 C at 12:42 pm 28 C at 1:10 pm
Minimum Temperature 8 C at 6:28 am 8 C at 3:49 am
Rainfall - Midnight to 4pm 0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary



Month to date 0.0 mm 2.6 mm
Average for December 77.1 mm 53.2 mm
Year to date 1140.2 mm 751.2 mm
Average January to end of December 1211.2 mm 615.4 mm

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