Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. On the weekend this trough is expected to become more mobile and shift to the northeast under the influence of a passing Southern Ocean front. Many districts, especially on the ranges, are likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather in the afternoons through this period, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. This hot airmass will move over the northeast of the state on Monday. Another trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the state early in the new week and bring somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south, although no significant rainfall.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms early this evening, mainly in the east. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Sunday 26 October
Areas of fog in the early morning. Mostly sunny day. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.
Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Monday 27 October
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening then becoming west to northwesterly and light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Tuesday 28 October
Sunny. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21.
Wednesday 29 October
Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Sunday.