Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Saturday 5 September 2015.

Weather Situation

A high in the Bight is extending a ridge into the state's west, bringing more stable atmospheric conditions to the region, though an upper trough moving through today will lead to more unsettled conditions over the northeast. The ridge is forecast to be slow-moving and remain the dominant feature over eastern Australia through the weekend, promoting fine weather in most inland districts while coastal parts may see a few showers. The next significant frontal system looks set to cross the state early in the new week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Areas of frost about the ranges early this morning. Areas of fog early this morning. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 16.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:50 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Morning fog. Canberra 17
Morning fog. Tuggeranong 16
Partly cloudy. Mount Ginini 7

Sunday 6 September

Cloudy. Patchy fog about the ranges in the early morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the evening. Snow possible above 1500 metres. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.

Monday 7 September

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 1100 metres. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

Tuesday 8 September

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 3 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Saturday.

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