Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 24 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over southeastern Australia will drift east during the next 24 hours to reach the northern Tasman Sea on Wednesday. A trough will move through the far southwest of the state on Wednesday, continuing through central and eastern parts on Thursday, before deepening into a low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea. Another low will develop southwest of Victoria early Friday and extend a cold front over New South Wales later on Friday and into Saturday as it moves east.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Clear. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Wednesday 25 May

Partly cloudy. Areas of frost in the early morning. Areas of fog in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of rain at night. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 15.

UV Alert from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Canberra 1 16
Early frost. Partly cloudy. Tuggeranong 0 15
Possible late rain. Mount Ginini -2 6

Thursday 26 May

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain. Snow falling above 1700 metres. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 14.

Friday 27 May

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Saturday 28 May

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 11.

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

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