Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast, while a low pressure trough is moving across the central inland and southern coast. Between these systems, hot air from central Australia is being drawn across New South Wales, leading to heatwave conditions in many districts. The trough will move through most southern and central areas overnight tonight before weakening over the northeast tomorrow. This will bring milder, though gusty conditions to much of the east from Wednesday, with showers building in persistent onshore flow. The northern inland however, is likely to remain warm with thunderstorms developing over inland parts.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Wednesday 27 January

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Canberra 14 23
Shower or two. Tuggeranong 16 22
Shower or two. Mount Ginini 11 15

Thursday 28 January

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning easterly in the late morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 20.

Friday 29 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 21.

Saturday 30 January

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Wednesday.

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