Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 23 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred over the western Tasman Sea, while a low in the Bight is linked to a trough over central Australia. A cloud band associated with this trough is bringing patchy rain to the far west today, and will continue to move east during Thursday although rain totals are unlikely to be significant. By late Friday the low is expected to be near Bass Strait, with the trough moving towards the northeast of New South Wales before clearing the state on Saturday. Another high pressure system is forecast to develop over the region during the weekend in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Light winds.

Thursday 24 July

Cloudy. Morning frost and fog patches. Patchy rain developing late in the morning, falling as snow about the ranges above 1500 metres. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 12.

No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Chance of rain. Canberra -1 12
Chance of rain. Tuggeranong -1 12
A little snow. Mount Ginini -4 1

Friday 25 July

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers, mostly during the afternoon and evening, falling as snow about the ranges above 1500 metres. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

Saturday 26 July

The chance of showers about the ranges, falling as snow above 1700 metres. Partly cloudy elsewhere, including the metro. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Sunday 27 July

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

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

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