NSW (ACT) Weather

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:45 pm

Stormy weekend for NSW and southern QLD:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/stor ... -qld/22968

Ben McBurney, Saturday December 8, 2012

Thunderstorms are set to flare up this weekend over northern parts of New South Wales and southern parts of Queensland as a trough of low pressure moves over the region.

Today, thunderstorms should be focused over NSW's Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands, although thunderstorms may extend as far south as the Hunter and as far north as QLD's Darling Downs. The slow moving nature of the storms today brings the risk of flash flooding, although storms closer to the border may contain damaging winds.

On Sunday, the area of storms should spread further south, with thunderstorms possible along the ranges as far south as the Snowy Mountains. Thunderstorms again have the chance of being severe, with flash flooding the most likely phenomena, although damaging winds and large hail are also possible on the central NSW ranges.

The capital cities of both states have their best chance of getting a rumble on Sunday. However, a southerly change is likely to move through Sydney early in the day, confining most storms to the western suburbs and Blue Mountains. In Brisbane, storms are likely to stay confined to the ranges.

Looking ahead into the working week, the trough should move west contracting showers and storms to inland parts of both states. However, a high in the Tasman is likely to direct humid winds onto the coast, causing showers to persist until at least mid-week.

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:10 pm

Sunny Sunday turns grey for Sydney:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/sunn ... dney/22971

Mellissa Mackellar, Sunday December 9, 2012

Sydneysiders awoke to perfect beach weather this morning but the day has turned grey, and there are showers on the way.

Warm northerly winds ahead of a trough brought Sydney's warmest night in over a week, cooling to just 21 degrees in the city, which is four above average.

Beachgoers were treated to light winds and bright sunny skies in the morning, as well as 20 degree waters. The air temperature warmed to 27 degrees by 9am in the city, while Camden tipped 29 degrees and Gosford reached 30.

The beach weather was only short-lived though, thanks to a southerly change that arrived with the trough causing it to drop to 21 degrees just after 10am. Skies turned grey and winds became gusty, reaching 69km/h on the harbour and 87km/h at the airport, sending beach umbrellas flying.

For the rest of Sunday it will be cloudy with a few light showers and the chance of thunderstorms, more likely in the west. Southerly winds will ease slightly during the evening but remain gusty well into Monday morning, especially along the coast.

During Monday a high pressure ridge will build along the NSW coast, maintaining moist south to southeasterly winds with the chance of showers until the middle of the week.

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:55 am

Dry conditions spread west:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/dry- ... west/22973

Monday December 10, 2012

More of the western region is slipping closer to drought.

Around 47 per cent of the state is now declared 'marginal' which is an increase of about 17 per cent in the past month.

The Department of Primary Industries says conditions have worsened in the north and central west as well as the Darling and Lachlan areas.

The agricultural protection officer Simon Oliver says the hot and dry spring is affecting pastures.

"This spring's been extremely dry in a lot of areas," he said.

"Some people have been fortunate to get some decent rain through some storms events but general rain has been very low right across the area."

Mr Oliver says it is hoped there will be more rain during summer than previously expected.

"They were forecasting a hotter and drier summer period.

"It seems to have come back a bit to more average but we haven't seen anything near average at the moment, we've just had a heatwave quite early in the summer period.

"I guess we're optimistic that we get rain."

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:05 pm

Heat escaping from Sydney tonight:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/heat ... ight/23028

Rob Sharpe, Sunday December 16, 2012

Sydney's hot temperatures won't last as a cool southerly change will blast through this evening.

The city quickly climbed to 30 degrees under the stunning blue skies before the sea breeze arrived and moderated the temperature. Those in western suburbs have endured far warmer temperatures today as Penrith made it to 38 degrees. This afternoon cloud has increased and will stop most of the heat escaping Sydney during the early evening.

However, relief is on its way as a strong southerly change is surging north along the coast. This afternoon it was located near the Victorian border, but it will reach Sydney between 9 and 11pm. The temperature will plummet and winds will be fresh, gusting to 50-70km/h particularly with the change.

Tomorrow Sydney will be far cooler than today with Penrith expected to be 12 degrees cooler with a top of 25 degrees. There will also be a few showers about, mostly in the east. The showers will clear by Tuesday with the temperature rising towards Thursday.

On Thursday morning skies should be mostly clear, allowing the mercury to surge into the 30's again. The city is also expected to reach the 30's as the sea breeze is unlikely to reach Observatory Hill. Cloud will then increase before a strong and cool southerly change arrives during the afternoon, dropping temperatures and bringing the risk of showers and a small risk of a storm.

From Friday and into next weekend it will then be cooler again ahead of a potentially warm Christmas day.

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:52 pm

A brief spell of heat heading to Sydney:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/a-br ... dney/23052

Brett Dutschke, Wednesday December 19, 2012

What started off to be a beautiful sunny day in Sydney has had clouds building over Sydney with help from onshore winds. This will lead to a warmer than usual night, with temperatures hovering around 24 degrees in the city.

Tomorrow in Sydney, winds will turn northwesterly, allowing it to heat up to the mid 30s, at least in western suburbs. These northwesterlies may be strong enough to keep out a sea breeze and allow the city to reach the mid 30s also. The winds should strengthen ahead of a low pressure trough, which will bring a cooler change in the middle of the day and possibly a shower or thunderstorm.

The change will be fresh and gusty southerly, bringing much needed relief from the heat. The temperature should drop by 10-to-15 degrees during the afternoon.

Temperatures will return to normal by Friday, with mid 20's expected in the city. It will warm up by the by the weekend, creeping back up into the high 20's by Sunday.

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:52 pm

Severe thunderstorms lash southern QLD and northern NSW:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/seve ... -nsw/23049

Ben McBurney, Wednesday December 19, 2012

A near-stationary low pressure trough lying over southern Queensland and northern New South Wales is being fed by humid northeasterly winds, triggering showers and thunderstorms.

Across the last 24 hours, 28000 lightning strikes have been recorded, with 25000 of these over southern QLD. Some of these thunderstorms have been severe, triggering heavy rainfall, strong winds and large hail.

The northeastern corner of NSW recorded the highest rain totals, with widespread falls of 30-50mm. Myocum near Byron Bay recorded the highest rainfall of the two states with 99mm. Yamba also recorded 54mm, making it the town's highest December rainfall in 3 years, with 22mm falling in just 10 minutes.

In QLD's Wide Bay and Burnett Gayndah recorded 34mm, with 9mm of this falling in 10 minutes. This was also the town's highest December rainfall in 2 years. West of Brisbane, golf ball size hail was reported at Gatton, with strong winds and 3cm hail also reported at Clifton.

The trough is expected to remain near stationary for the next week, triggering showers and thunderstorms across the region until at least Boxing Day. Flash flooding, damaging winds and large hail remain a risk on each day, although the slow moving nature of the storms means flash flooding is the greatest chance.

Brisbane can expect its best chance of a rumble on Friday as the trough edges closer to the coast.

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:30 pm

Storms rumbling through northern NSW:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/stor ... -nsw/23061

Mellissa Mackellar, Thursday December 20, 2012

Severe storms have delivered the heaviest December rain in years to some parts of northern NSW and there are more rumbles on the way.

Thunderstorms flared up over northern NSW on Wednesday evening, bringing very heavy rain and blustery winds to the Northern Tablelands and Northwestern Slopes and Plains.

To 9am on Thursday Glen Innes had 50mm, 5mm of which fell in just ten minutes. This was their second highest December rain in at least 16 years. To the north, Emmaville received their highest December total in eight years, with 53mm in the gauge.

Elsewhere, Guyra had 22mm while Pindari Dam picked up 34mm, replenishing falling storage levels.

Blustery winds tore through the North West Slopes and Plains with the storms. Gusts of over 80km/h were recorded in Tamworth, Gunnedah and Moree.

Thunderstorms are once again expected to spark up in roughly the same regions today, bringing a risk of flash flooding and damaging winds. On Friday another trough pushing up the NSW coast will move the main area of instability to the far northeast of the state and into southeast Queensland.

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:00 pm

Severe storm warning issued for southern NSW:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/seve ... -nsw/23074

Sunday December 23, 2012

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for much of southern New South Wales.

The Bureau of Meteorology says hailstones, heavy rain and possible flash flooding may occur this afternoon in Batemans Bay, Orange, Canberra, Goulburn Cooma and Yass.

Damaging winds may also affect parts of the central west, including Parkes, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Griffith and Narrandera.

Emergency services are urging people to secure loose items around their homes and stay indoors.

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:10 pm

A merry but soggy Christmas for NSW:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/a-me ... -nsw/23086

Mellissa Mackellar, Wednesday December 26, 2012

Widespread rain saw folks barbecuing by umbrella across the state on Christmas day with some towns seeing their heaviest December rain in years.

A broad low pressure trough brought widespread showers and thunderstorms to much of the state's east. More than 50,000 lightning strikes were recorded state wide, accompanied by some very heavy downpours and damaging wind gusts.

Murrurundi recorded 61mm of rain to 9am on Boxing Day, with as much as 12mm falling in just three minutes. This is the most rain the town has seen during December since 2008. A wind gust of 96km/h was also recorded. This is strong enough to uproot trees and cause structural damage to buildings.

Dorrigo had 88mm in their gauge, marking their heaviest falls since January. Mudgee also copped a deluge with 5mm in two minutes and 63mm all up, while Grafton had their highest rain since February with 45mm.

In the Sydney area the heaviest rain was in the north. Gosford received 43mm, the most rain they've seen since April. Turramurra, Avalon and Frenchs Forest saw their highest falls since at least winter, all picking up 31mm.

For Sydney city 22mm meant it was the wettest Christmas day since 1942. It was also the coldest Christmas in five years, only reaching 21 degrees.

The low pressure trough moved into the northeast corner of the state overnight, taking much of the action with it. Today the focus of showers and storms will be on the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands and Southeast QLD areas.

A high pressure ridge is now building over the state's south, causing showers to clear and leading to a mostly sunny day on Thursday. Storms should develop across the north again on Friday.

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:00 pm

Southerly spoils Sydney's beach weather:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/sout ... ther/23098

Ben Domensino, Friday December 28, 2012

Sydney enjoyed a hot and sunny morning before a southerly changed dropped temperatures by up to 10 degrees.

Manly and Bondi were teeming this morning as the mercury climbed, reaching 29 degrees in the city and 34 degrees at Terry Hills by lunch time. However, those that hit the sand late were soon to be disappointed when an early-afternoon southerly change arrived.

Temperatures stood no chance as hot northerlies were replaced by cooler southerly winds. The mercury plunged by 10 degrees at Homebush in less than one hour before 2pm, while Canterbury dropped by nine. The cool change produced wind gusts of to 80 km/h at Wattamolla and 65 km/h at the Airport.

Southerly winds will remain fresh in the wake of the change this afternoon, before easing overnight.

The weekend is looking calmer although a cool air mass lingering over the city will see the mercury reach a top in the mid 20s each day. Onshore winds may even bring a few light showers on Sunday.

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby @weather_wa » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:50 pm

Heating up in the nation's capital:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/heat ... ital/23111

Mellissa Mackellar, Monday December 31, 2012

The new year is kicking off with a run of hot days in Canberra, with temperatures likely to exceed 30 degrees for at least the next week.

Heat has been building over inland parts of Australia over the last week and is now moving over the ACT. This brought Canberra's warmest night in a week after staying above 15 degrees overnight, which is four degrees above average.

With mostly sunny skies it is expected to reach 33 degrees on New Years Eve, six degrees above the December average. This would be the fifth time it has reached 33 degrees this month, in what has been the hottest December in three years. It will cool to the mid-to-high teens again for the evening fire works display overnight before maxing out at 33 once again on New Years Day.

The days will remain mostly sunny and hot for the first week of January, forecast to climb to at least 30 each day. If this happens it will be Canberra's longest spell of days over 30 degrees since early 2009 when the city sweltered through two weeks of 30-degree heat.

Next weekend is looking particularly hot, with Saturday expected to warm to at least 34 degrees. If the mercury tips 35 degrees it will be Canberra's hottest day since last summer.

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby silvercloud » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:56 am

Coastal NSW is gonna get quite the drenching over the next few days thanks to ex TC Oswald!

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby davo » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:48 am

The Sydney radar is interesting viewing right now, kind of a weird convergence zone of rain areas just north of the city. Hard to explain, just go here! - http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR713.loop.shtml#skip

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NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:47 pm

Missed this post by a couple of days. :(

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Re: NSW (ACT) Weather

Postby brayden » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:10 am

Flooding rains in eastern NSW ahead of Noah
Max Gonzalez, Tuesday March 25, 2014 - 10:39 EDT

Russel Crowe's epic tale "Noah", will open across cinemas this Thursday and many might be thinking that this current wet spell across the the eastern states is just a promotional stint. Yesterday afternoon the floodgates of heaven did open, but in this case they picked southern Sydney and the Illawarra to do so.

Although extensive cloud spanning from the Cape York to eastern Victoria brought widespread rainfall to the region, most fell east of the Great Dividing Range. Sydney's southwest and the Illawarra took the brunt of the rain with the region between Wollongong and Jervis Bay gaining, on an average, about 100 to 250mm of rainfall.

Wattamolla picked up a whopping 297mm in the 24 hours to 9am this morning, while Barrengarry, just to the southwest picked up 247mm, their wettest day in 28 years. Kiama and Albion Park registered considerably less rainfall (139mm and 126mm respectively), however, this was enough to be their wettest day in three years.

In Sydney, it was a bit of a hit and miss. The city itself only recorded 7mm and the Northern Beaches about 10mm. Further south and west, Bankstown recorded 59mm and Cronulla gained 108mm, both of their wettest day in 14 months.

Far from the Book of Genesis, the last 24 hours brought also good falls to the North West Slopes & Plains and the Northern Tablelands. Inverell with 52mm and Glen Innes with 57mm had their wettest day since January 2013, and it was their heaviest in 12 years for March.

The rains will continue, heaviest in the west on Thursday, but luckily for us, these rains are not expected to last 40 days as the sight of the rainbow is set to return after the storm over the weekend.

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Rixons Pass (north of Wollongong) got 264 over 24 hours too http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/greatersydney.shtml
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