New South Wales ACT Sea Surface Temperature

The sea surface temperature (SST) varies much more slowly than atmospheric temperatures due to the heat capacity of water. As such, the SSTs lag the atmospheric temperatures on a seasonal timescale by about 3 months. The lowest SSTs are usually observed in early Spring and the highest SSTs are observed in early Autumn.

In tropical regions, SSTs greater than 26°C are considered suitable for formation of tropical cyclones.

The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.

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BOM issues storm warning for NSW as large hail hits Wagga Wagga

00:28 EST

Severe thunderstorms have wreaked havoc across regional New South Wales on Monday afternoon, with hail as wide as a 50 cent piece falling in the Riverina.

Decent spring snow on the way

17:18 EST

A series of cold fronts could bring around 20-40cm of fresh spring snow to some of Australia's ski resorts this week.