Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 5:16 am EST on Thursday 28 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over New South Wales will move to the Tasman Sea today. A cloud band extending through the state from the northwest is expected to bring some rain to western New South Wales, reaching the Great Dividing Range later today, extending further to the northwest on Friday with isolated showers possible ahead of this feature. A weakening cold front crossing Bight waters will not affect the state this morning, but a second stronger cold front will reach southern New South Wales later today and move further east into Friday. Another ridge of high pressure should move into New South Wales on Friday and will persist on the weekend ahead of a strong cold front later on Sunday or Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Slight (30%) chance of rain, most likely during this afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 15.

UV Alert from 11:20 am to 12:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Morning fog. Possible rain. Canberra 16
Morning fog. Possible rain. Tuggeranong 15
Morning fog. Rain at times. Windy. Mount Ginini 6

Friday 29 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming west to northwesterly and light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.

Saturday 30 May

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Sunday 31 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow possible above 1700 metres. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.

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