Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.
A high pressure system is forecast to strengthen in the Tasman Sea today while a cold front approaches NSW from the southwest, with hot, dry northwesterly winds developing between these systems over most inland areas. The front is expected to move through southern, western and central districts on Saturday with hot, strong and gusty northwesterly winds over much of the northeastern half of the state prior to the change. Some fairly widespread light rain is expected over the southern inland with this front, with shower and thunderstorm activity likely for much of the remainder of the state with only a little rainfall and potentially squally winds associated. The change should move through the northeast on Sunday with milder southwest to southeast winds extending throughout. Current guidance suggests temperatures will increase through the west of the state again next week.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Partly cloudy. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning northerly 30 to 45 km/h in the evening.
Saturday 1 November
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely during the day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h turning westerly 35 to 55 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon then decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.
Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High
UV Alert from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Sunday 2 November
Sunny. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 19.
Monday 3 November
Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.
Tuesday 4 November
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Saturday.