Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. There will be only subtle changes to this pattern over the next day or two, before the trough becomes more mobile on the weekend and shifts to the northeast under the influence of a Southern Ocean front. During this time many eastern districts are likely to see unsettled weather, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. Another trough and associated cold front appear likely to affect the state early in the new week, bringing somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Moderate (40%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm early this evening. Light winds.
Friday 24 October
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 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]
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 5:15 am EDT Friday.