Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 25 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front has now moved offshore into the Tasman Sea. A high pressure system is forecast to follow in the wake of the front, drifting slowly across the region. A low pressure system is expected to develop in the Bight. This low and associated frontal system are expected to move eastwards, affecting far western New South Wales on Wednesday before the front moves across much of the state on Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, becoming less likely later this evening. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Monday 26 September

Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the ranges. Snow possible above 1500 metres. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:10am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Canberra 3 15
Partly cloudy. Tuggeranong 3 15
Possible snow shower. Mount Ginini -2 5

Tuesday 27 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the early morning. Snow possible above 1500 metres. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning westerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.

Wednesday 28 September

Mostly sunny day. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.

Thursday 29 September

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. Snow falling above 900 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Monday.

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