Forecast issued at 4:53 pm EDT on Wednesday 7 December 2016.
A broad low pressure trough extends from northwestern Australia into northeastern New South Wales. This trough will move further to the northeast during Thursday as a cold front crosses the west and southeast of the state and a high pressure system moves east in the southern Bight extending a ridge behind it. The high is expected to continue to move slowly east during Friday and Saturday, strengthening the ridge along the coast and the trough should weaken further.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Clear. Light winds.
Thursday 8 December
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the early morning. High (70%) chance of showers in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.
Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Very High
Sun protection 8:40am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]
Friday 9 December
Mostly sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending westerly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21.
Saturday 10 December
Sunny. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Sunday 11 December
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Thursday.