Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Saturday 18 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A cold front will move across the state today, bringing a significantly cooler southwesterly airstream in its wake. Following this, a new high is expected to move across from the west during Sunday and Monday, while a low deepens over the central Tasman Sea

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 1100 metres, lowering to 800 metres this evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h in the morning then turning westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 6 and 10.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 10:30am to 1:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Windy. Canberra 12
Shower or two. Windy. Tuggeranong 12
Snow showers. Windy. Mount Ginini 0

Sunday 19 August

Cloudy. Areas of frost in the early morning. Medium (50%) chance of showers or snow. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning south to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 11.

Monday 20 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 13.

Tuesday 21 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

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

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