Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Tuesday 27 September 2022.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure is weakening over the east of the state today. A low pressure trough is moving into the west of the state this afternoon and is expected to continue to progress east during the next couple of days, generating showers and thunderstorms across much of the state. Within this trough a transient low pressure system may deepen off the southern coast mid-week as a strong high pressure system develops well to the south. This pattern has the potential to bring a period of heavier rainfall and stronger winds to the southeast, although there's uncertainty around the system's precise evolution. Meanwhile, a new ridge is expected to restore mostly dry weather over the state's interior during the latter part of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 18.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: No Rating

Sun protection 9:00am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Canberra 18
Showers. Tuggeranong 18
Rain. Mount Ginini 7

Wednesday 28 September

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.

Thursday 29 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Snow possible above 1800 metres. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 18.

Friday 30 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Snow possible above 1700 metres. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.

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

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