Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough lies over northeast New South Wales, as a high near the Bight extends a ridge into the state's southwest. This high is expected to strengthen during the next few days as it moves slowly east, pushing a ridge along the New South Wales coast while the trough lingers over the inland. Conditions on the north coast may deteriorate near the end of the week due to the presence of Tropical Cyclone Oma in the region, although there is currently a fair level of uncertainty regarding its movement and intensity.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening.

Thursday 21 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High

Sun protection 9:20am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Canberra 14 29
Partly cloudy. Tuggeranong 14 29
Partly cloudy. Mount Ginini 8 21

Friday 22 February

Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

Saturday 23 February

Sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

Sunday 24 February

Partly cloudy. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.

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

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