Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Friday 13 December 2013.
A low pressure trough lies over northeastern New South Wales and another near the southern coast, while a high pressure ridge extends across the west of the state. This pattern is expected to change little during the next few days, with the ridge gradually strengthening and pushing through to the northeast later on the weekend. Early in the new week, the high is expected to shift to the the Tasman Sea, with a weak trough remaining over the northern inland.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Sunny day. The chance of showers later this afternoon and evening, with possible thunderstorms about the ranges. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming east to southeasterly in the late afternoon or evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 24 to 29.
Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High
UV Alert from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]
Saturday 14 December
Partly cloudy. The chance of showers. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.
Sunday 15 December
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.
Monday 16 December
Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Isolated showers during the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly and light. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Friday.