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Canberra Forecast

Today 36°C
Tonight 14°C
sunny

Now

23.3°C rising
Updated at 09:40 EDT

ACT for Thursday Sunny. Light winds becoming W/NW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Possible rainfall: 0 mm Chance of any rain: 5% Around Canberra Sun protection 9:30am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme].

Currently at Canberra Ap

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Temperature 23.3°C rising
Dew Point 12.9°C falling
Feels Like 23.3°C
Relative Humidity 52%
Wind icon
WSW 7km/h rising
Wind Gusts 7km/h
Pressure 1020.9hPa rising
Fire Danger 5.3
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Thu

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Sunrise sunrise
06:44 EDT
Sunset sunset
19:49 EDT

Nearby Now

Tuggeranong 22.4°C
Braidwood 23.0°C
Goulburn Ap 25.2°C

Fire Danger Rating

VERY HIGH

Next 12 hours in Canberra

48-hour forecast

12pm

Clear
31°C

3pm

Clear
36°C

6pm

Clear
35°C

9pm

Clear
26°C

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National Forecast

Canberra 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Thu
Feb 23
Fri
Feb 24
Sat
Feb 25
Sun
Feb 26
Mon
Feb 27
Tue
Feb 28
Wed
Mar 1

Sunny

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 36°C 33°C 24°C 23°C 27°C 30°C 31°C
Minimum 13°C 14°C 12°C 12°C 10°C 13°C 12°C
Chance of Rain 5% 70% 60% 60% 30% 40% 20%
Rain Amount < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Very High
Frost Risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
  9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
Wind Speed 8
km/h
24
km/h
8
km/h
15
km/h
13
km/h
24
km/h
18
km/h
27
km/h
11
km/h
23
km/h
6
km/h
19
km/h
6
km/h
20
km/h
Wind Direction NNW 8km/h
NNW
NW 24km/h
NW
SE 8km/h
SE
NE 15km/h
NE
SE 13km/h
SE
SE 24km/h
SE
SE 18km/h
SE
SE 27km/h
SE
SE 11km/h
SE
E 23km/h
E
E 6km/h
E
E 19km/h
E
ENE 6km/h
ENE
E 20km/h
E
Relative Humidity 58% 17% 69% 33% 73% 51% 76% 50% 75% 46% 76% 36% 70% 31%
Dew Point 12°C 8°C 14°C 15°C 11°C 14°C 11°C 12°C 11°C 14°C 14°C 13°C 13°C 12°C

Canberra Sun & Moon Times

Thursday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
first light
06:17 EDT
sunrise
06:44 EDT
sunset
19:49 EDT
last light
20:15 EDT
moon
set
Thu 17:24 EDT
rise
Fri 04:04 EDT
moon
Mon
Feb 27
moon
Sun
Mar 5
moon
Mon
Mar 13
moon
Tue
Mar 21

Canberra Ap Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Thu
Feb 23
11°C - 0.0mm
Wed
Feb 22
9.8°C 33°C 0.0mm
Tue
Feb 21
2.8°C 27.0°C 0.0mm
Mon
Feb 20
7.3°C 21.7°C 0.0mm
Sun
Feb 19
5.9°C 23.2°C 5.2mm

Canberra Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Feb
116.0mm
14.3 Day(s)
Total For 2017
29.0mm
12 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
129.8mm
15 Day(s)
Wettest Day
6.8mm
Feb 2
Lowest Temperature
2.8°C
Feb 21
Highest Temperature
41.6°C
Feb 11

Canberra Ap Almanac

full climatology
February Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
2.8°C
21st
Lowest On Record
3.0°C
16th 1962
Average This Month
13.1°C
+0.0°C
Long-term Average
13.1°C
February Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
41.6°C
11th
Highest On Record
42.2°C
1st 1968
Average This Month
30.5°C
+3.4°C
Long-term Average
27.1°C
February Rainfall
Wettest This Month
6.8mm
2nd
Total This Month
20.6mm
7 Day(s)
Long-term Average
58.4mm
7.0 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
211.0mm
2002
Driest On Record
0.0mm
1968
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