Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 24 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. On the weekend this trough is expected to become more mobile and shift to the northeast under the influence of a passing Southern Ocean front. Many eastern districts, especially on the ranges, are likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather in the afternoons through this period, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. This hot airmass move move over the northeast of the state on Monday. Another trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the state early in the new week and bring somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south, although no significant rainfall.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. The chance shower this evening. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h.

Saturday 25 October

Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 30.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Canberra 11 30
Mostly sunny. Tuggeranong 12 30
Mostly sunny. Mount Ginini 11 19

Sunday 26 October

Mostly sunny day. Slight (30%) chance of a shower at night. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Monday 27 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending westerly 25 to 40 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Tuesday 28 October

Sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming westerly 25 to 40 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 21.

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

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