Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Thursday 2 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge into western New South Wales in the wake of a cold front, and will gradually drift east during the next few days and promote fine weather. During Friday a trough is forecast to affect central and northern parts of the coast as another cold front passes to the south, although very little rainfall is expected. By Saturday, the high is forecast to be over the Tasman Sea, with the resultant northerly winds bringing a return to hot weather in many districts.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 3 October

Partly cloudy. Areas of fog and frost in the early morning. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 3 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 8:40 am to 3:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Light early frost. Canberra 1 20
Light early frost. Tuggeranong 2 20
Partly cloudy. Mount Ginini -1 13

Saturday 4 October

Mostly sunny. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.

Sunday 5 October

Sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.

Monday 6 October

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Friday.

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