Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Friday 25 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the western Tasman Sea is extending a ridge into New South Wales this evening, as a weakening trough lies across the state's northwest. This trough will move towards the northeast later on Saturday as a cold front passes to the south, bringing a southerly change to southern and central districts. The trough is expected to weaken over the northeast during Sunday as the next high moves from the Bight to the Tasman Sea. A stronger trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the region during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Saturday 26 April

Partly cloudy. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning gusty westerly 30 to 45 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Canberra 10 20
Partly cloudy. Tuggeranong 11 19
Windy. Partly cloudy. Mount Ginini 7 11

Sunday 27 April

Cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. The chance of showers during the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.

Monday 28 April

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Winds north to northwesterly and light. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.

Tuesday 29 April

Mostly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Areas of rain. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then turning westerly 25 to 40 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 21.

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

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