Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 1 February 2023.

Weather Situation

A broad trough lies over eastern New South Wales today, while a ridge extends into the state from the west, bringing stable weather to most areas. A low pressure system is deepening over the Southern Ocean, and will move slowly east during the next few days, reaching the Tasman Sea by Saturday. A series of troughs and cold fronts associated with this low will cross southeast Australia during the next few days, bringing windy and dry weather to much of New South Wales. Cooler conditions will also accompany the passage of this system, particularly affecting southern districts. Following this, a new high pressure system is forecast to become dominant during the weekend, with mostly fine conditions lingering until another trough brings a return to unsettled weather next week.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm about the ranges. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Thursday 2 February

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then increasing to 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High

Sun protection 9:10am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Canberra 13 26
Partly cloudy. Tuggeranong 14 26
Becoming windy. Partly cloudy. Mount Ginini 8 15

Friday 3 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers about the ranges, most likely in the early morning. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 18.

Saturday 4 February

Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 21.

Sunday 5 February

Sunny. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

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

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