Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Monday 20 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front is moving through northeastern NSW, and the resulting southerly change will make its way to the far north coast tonight. In its wake a ridge of high pressure is developing, extending from a high to the west of Tasmania. This high will move over the southwestern Tasman Sea during Wednesday strengthening the ridge to the north. A low pressure trough is expected to move over the southwest of the state during Thursday as the high weakens.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Tuesday 21 October

Cloud clearing. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Cloud clearing. Canberra 5 20
Cloud clearing. Tuggeranong 6 20
Cloud clearing. Mount Ginini 3 13

Wednesday 22 October

Mostly sunny. Patches of light frost about the ranges in the early morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Thursday 23 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Friday 24 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

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

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