Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Saturday 16 December 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea with a ridge to the northwest is directing hot northerly winds across New South Wales.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h shifting east to southeasterly in the late evening.

Sunday 17 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible afternoon storm. Canberra 16 31
Possible afternoon storm. Tuggeranong 16 31
Possible afternoon storm. Mount Ginini 11 23

Monday 18 December

Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon, with the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Tuesday 19 December

Hot. Partly cloudy. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 38.

Wednesday 20 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 30.

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

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