Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak low pressure system and associated trough lie over the Tasman Sea, with a high pressure system located over the Bight. A cold front near Tasmania is expected to clip the far southeast parts of New South Wales later in the day. The high pressure system is expected to strengthen a ridge over western parts of the state. Over the next few days, the low over the Tasman is forecast to move slowly east away from the coast, while the high pressure centre moves towards New South Wales.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly clear. Isolated showers this evening, possibly falling as snow about the ranges above 1500 metres this evening. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h.

Thursday 18 September

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.

UV Alert from 9:30 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Morning frost. Partly cloudy. Canberra 1 14
Morning frost. Partly cloudy. Tuggeranong 1 14
Wind easing. Partly cloudy. Mount Ginini -2 3

Friday 19 September

Areas of fog and frost in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.

Saturday 20 September

Mostly sunny. Patchy morning fog about the ranges. Areas of morning frost. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.

Sunday 21 September

Areas of morning frost about the ranges. Areas of morning fog. Sunny afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.

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

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