Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Saturday 5 September 2015.

Weather Situation

A high over southeast Australia extends a ridge into the state's west, bringing more stable atmospheric conditions to the region, though an upper trough moving through the northeast will lead to more unsettled conditions over the northeast tonight. The ridge is forecast to be slow-moving and remain the dominant feature over eastern Australia through the weekend, promoting fine weather in most inland districts while coastal parts may see a few showers. The next significant frontal system looks set to cross the state on Monday followed by another high moving into western Victoria by Wednesday night.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Light winds.

Sunday 6 September

Cloudy. Areas of fog about the ranges in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.

UV Alert from 9:40 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Cloudy. Canberra 3 15
Cloudy. Tuggeranong 3 15
Cloudy. Mount Ginini -1 5

Monday 7 September

Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h in the late morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.

Tuesday 8 September

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the ranges in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to southwesterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

Wednesday 9 September

Mostly sunny. Fog and areas of frost in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.

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

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