Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Sunday 14 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the New South Wales north coast, while an inland trough stretches from the northwest to the southeast of the state. This trough will shift a little towards the northeast today, but is not expected to generate much shower activity. A very warm airmass will linger over central and northern districts until a cold front arrives on Tuesday. This front is forecast to bring cooler conditions, but any unsettled weather should be restricted to areas east of the Divide. Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone Tatiana over the Coral Sea is forecast to track southwards during the next day or two, possibly bringing large swells onto the northern New South Wales coast at the start of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 26 to 33.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Canberra 33
Sunny. Tuggeranong 32
Windy. Sunny. Mount Ginini 22

Monday 15 February

Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the early morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then tending westerly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

Tuesday 16 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Wednesday 17 February

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Sunday.

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