Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Monday 1 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A trough and cold front is moving through southwest New South Wales, and is expected to move through the coast on Tuesday. A high pressure system to the west of the Bight is expected to extend a ridge into western New South Wales behind the front. When the trough and frontal system move over the western Tasman Sea, cool upper air in the atmosphere will promote the development of a low pressure system.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Cloudy. Patchy rain developing about the ranges, extending throughout later this evening. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Tuesday 2 September

Cloudy. Rain, easing to scattered showers in the morning, clearing during the evening. Snow showers about the ranges above 1100 metres developing late in the morning. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming southerly 20 to 30 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 13.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 10:20 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain easing. Canberra 3 13
Rain easing. Tuggeranong 4 13
A few snow showers. Mount Ginini 1 3

Wednesday 3 September

Partly cloudy. The chance of isolated showers about the ranges during the morning, possibly falling as snow. Patches of morning frost. Winds southerly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.

Thursday 4 September

Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog and frost. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.

Friday 5 September

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, possibly falling as snow above 1500 metres. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Tuesday.

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