Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Tuesday 1 December 2015.
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the southern Queensland coast, while a cold front is approaching New South Wales from the southwest. This front will bring a cooler southerly change to southern border districts this morning before continuing through central areas later today, preceded by hot and windy conditions in many areas. Northeastern New South Wales will not see the cooler change until Wednesday, with unsettled weather developing ahead of it. Following the passage of the front, a high pressure system is forecast to move across southeast Australia, with any shower activity restricted areas east of the Divide. By Friday this high is expected to be centred over the Tasman Sea, bringing a gradual increase in temperatures across the state heading into the weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Sunny morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely late this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 28 to 33.
Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Very High
UV Alert from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Wednesday 2 December
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the early morning. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 23.
Thursday 3 December
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.
Friday 4 December
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Tuesday.