Australian Capital Territory Forecast

View the current warnings for the Australian Capital Territory and NSW

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Tuesday 5 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A cold front and strong west to southwesterly change will cross western and southern NSW today, reaching central parts this evening. The front is expected to weaken as it moves into the northeast Wednesday morning. Just a few showers are expected near the Victorian border with this change but it will result in strong winds over southern districts today and a cooler, drier airmass to all districts bar the far northeast by tomorrow morning. For the remainder of the week a deep low pressure system is expected to move slowly south of Tasmania while a high pressure ridge develops across northern NSW, leading to a cool, stable southwesterly airflow over NSW.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower during this afternoon and evening about the ranges. Winds northwesterly increasing to 35 to 45 km/h turning westerly 35 to 50 km/h in the late afternoon then decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 14 and 20.

UV Alert from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Windy. Mostly sunny. Canberra 21
Windy. Mostly sunny. Tuggeranong 20
Possible shower. Very windy. Mount Ginini 10

Wednesday 6 May

Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.

Thursday 7 May

Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 13.

Friday 8 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.

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

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