Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Sunday 24 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast, while a broad area of low pressure lies to the west. Between these systems, hot air from central Australia is being drawn across New South Wales, leading to heatwave conditions in many districts. A low pressure trough will reach the state's far southwest late Monday, continuing through most southern and central areas on Tuesday before weakening over the northeast. This is forecast to bring gradual respite from the heat as the week progresses, although the northern inland is likely to remain very warm.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly clear. Light winds.

Monday 25 January

Hot and mostly sunny. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon then becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Canberra 19 37
Sunny. Tuggeranong 20 36
Mostly sunny. Mount Ginini 15 26

Tuesday 26 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the evening. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Wednesday 27 January

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.

Thursday 28 January

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 22.

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

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