Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Thursday 16 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A cold front across central New South Wales is expected to continue moving northeast today, clearing the far north east corner by evening. A high pressure ridge will strengthen on Friday in the wake of this front, with another strong cold front expected on the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower about the ranges early this morning, falling as snow above 1200 metres. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then becoming west to northwesterly and light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 7 and 13.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 10:40am to 1:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Canberra 13
Mostly sunny. Tuggeranong 13
Possible early snow shower. Mount Ginini 1

Friday 17 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Saturday 18 August

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning then tending westerly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 11.

Sunday 19 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost about the ranges. Medium (40%) chance of showers or snow. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 11.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.

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