Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system lies over inland New South Wales, while a ridge is strengthening over the southern Tasman Sea. This pattern is bringing humid air from the tropics into eastern New South Wales, leading to stormy and unsettled conditions in many areas. During Sunday the low is expected to move southeast over Tasmania, with an associated trough crossing southeast New South Wales. This trough is likely to linger for the following day or two, extending back towards the state's northwest, while a high over the Tasman Sea maintains a ridge towards the northern coast.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Sunday 16 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the ranges in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming northerly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 27.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Canberra 14 27
Partly cloudy. Tuggeranong 14 26
Partly cloudy. Mount Ginini 8 16

Monday 17 December

Sunny. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

Tuesday 18 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the ranges, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Wednesday 19 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

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

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