Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 5:18 am EST on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a trough northwards off the NSW coast. The low and trough is expected to move slowly to the southeast and intensify during Wednesday while a cold front moves northeast from the Southern Ocean clipping far southeast NSW later in the day. A high pressure system southwest of Adelaide is expected to extend a ridge over western NSW during Wednesday. Little change in the pattern is expected Thursday and Friday with the low over the southern Tasman and the ridge over western NSW. The high and ridge is likely to move over NSW on the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the late morning. The chance of snow showers about the ranges above 1700 metres in the late morning and afternoon. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming westerly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 9 and 15.

UV Alert from 9:30 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Canberra 15
Partly cloudy. Tuggeranong 14
Becoming very windy. Mount Ginini 4

Thursday 18 September

Mostly sunny morning. Patches of frost early in the morning. Isolated snow showers about the ranges above 1700 metres during the late afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.

Friday 19 September

Patchy fog and frost in the morning. Sunny day. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.

Saturday 20 September

Becoming cloudy. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Wednesday.

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