Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Thursday 8 December 2016.
An inland trough extends from Queensland into northwest New South Wales, while a high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the coast. A front and associated trough over The Bight intensify today as they move east, crossing the west and southeast later before weakening on Friday and moving through the remainder of the State. A high pressure ridge extends in the wake of the front, and the inland trough will once again becoming the dominant pressure feature over the weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely during this afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 25 to 30.
Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Very High
Sun protection 8:40am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]
Friday 9 December
Mostly sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending westerly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21.
Saturday 10 December
Sunny. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Sunday 11 December
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Thursday.