Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 18 October 2018.

Weather Situation

A strong, slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing a humid northeasterly airstream over eastern New South Wales. This airstream is combining with a low pressure trough over inland New South Wales to bring showers and thunderstorms to much of the state's east. The trough will weaken tomorrow as a second trough enters the state's west later Friday. This second trough will again generate shower and storm activity over much of the state during the weekend as it moves east.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 19 October

Sunny. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h turning northwesterly in the late morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High

Sun protection 9:10am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Canberra 7 26
Sunny. Tuggeranong 7 26
Sunny. Mount Ginini 5 17

Saturday 20 October

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.

Sunday 21 October

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.

Monday 22 October

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.

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

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