Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 21 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends into New South Wales from a high to the east of Tasmania. This high will move over the southwestern Tasman Sea during Wednesday strengthening the ridge to the north. A low pressure trough is expected to move over the southwest of the state during Thursday, and into the east of the state on Friday, as the high weakens. A following front is expected to move through most of the state on Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Clear. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Wednesday 22 October

Sunny. Patches of light frost about the ranges in the early morning. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Canberra 4 24
Sunny. Tuggeranong 5 25
Sunny. Mount Ginini 3 17

Thursday 23 October

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Friday 24 October

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Saturday 25 October

Sunny morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

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

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