Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Monday 22 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is drifting slowly east, while a broad trough lies near the western border of New South Wales. The deepening of this trough during the next day or two, assisted by an influx of warm and humid tropical air, is expected to bring a period of unsettled weather which will affect most districts. It is likely that the trough will become more mobile during the second half of the week, shifting towards the northeast in response to an approaching upper-level system.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 26 to 32.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High

UV Alert from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Canberra 32
Shower or two. Possible storm. Tuggeranong 31
Showers. Possible storm. Mount Ginini 22

Tuesday 23 December

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northerly before dawn then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

Wednesday 24 December

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

Thursday 25 December

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Monday.

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