Australian Capital Territory Forecast

No warnings for the Australian Capital Territory

Forecast issued at 5:18 am EDT on Friday 24 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. On the weekend this trough is expected to become more mobile and shift to the northeast under the influence of a passing Southern Ocean front. Many eastern districts are likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather through this period, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. Another trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the state early in the new week and bring somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south, although no significant rainfall.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 24 to 31.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High

UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Canberra 30
Partly cloudy. Tuggeranong 30
Partly cloudy. Mount Ginini 19

Saturday 25 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 30.

Sunday 26 October

Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Monday 27 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then turning westerly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Friday.

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