Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Wednesday 22 April 2015.
A slow-moving low pressure system off the Hunter coast will gradually lose intensity today, and by Thursday is expected to have decayed into a broad trough over the Tasman Sea. This weakening trend will lead to improved weather conditions over eastern New South Wales. A weak ridge will extend across from the west as the low loses influence, and should linger until the weekend when the next frontal system moves across the region.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, chiefly this afternoon and evening. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 18.
Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:50 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Thursday 23 April
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower during the day. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21.
Friday 24 April
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.
Saturday 25 April
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Wednesday.