Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the the western Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, while a broad, weak trough lies over the inland. The high will move very slowly during the next few days, allowing increasingly hot air to be drawn down from central Australia. A weak front will affect the south and west of the state on Thursday and Friday but will not reach the northern inland which will remain hot. The fall in temperatures behind the front in affected parts of the state will be short lived with generally hot conditions persisting over the weekend, especially inland.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Clear. Light winds.

Wednesday 13 December

Sunny. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Very High

Sun protection 8:30am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Canberra 14 34
Sunny. Tuggeranong 14 33
Sunny. Mount Ginini 9 24

Thursday 14 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon, with the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h tending westerly 25 to 35 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 34.

Friday 15 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the afternoon, with the chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Saturday 16 December

Mostly sunny morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Wednesday.

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