Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:42 pm EDT on Saturday 25 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure extends from western Queensland into inland New South Wales, while a weak ridge extends across the state's south. A coastal trough in the north is expected to decay overnight, with a new trough set to affect southern and central parts of the coast later Sunday. Little change to this pattern is forecast during the following few days, with districts east of the inland trough forecast to experience humid and unsettled weather. The next high pressure system is expected to move from the Bight to the Tasman Sea during the second half of the week, bringing increased temperatures into the region.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly clear. Possible smoke haze later this evening. Light winds.

Sunday 26 January

Hot. Possible smoke haze in the early morning and at night. Sunny day. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Very High

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible smoke. Mostly sunny. Canberra 18 35
Possible smoke. Mostly sunny. Tuggeranong 18 35
Possible smoke. Sunny day. Mount Ginini 10 25

Monday 27 January

Hot and mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Tuesday 28 January

Hot. Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then shifting easterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Wednesday 29 January

Hot. Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

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

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