Tuesday Hot and sunny. Winds NW 15 to 20 km/h tending W/NW 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then becoming N/NW and light in the evening. Around Canberra Sun protection 8:50am to 5:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme].
Wednesday Becoming cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h tending W 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending E in the evening. Possible rainfall: 0 mm Chance of any rain: 20%.
Thursday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the evening. Winds E 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Possible rainfall: 0 to 0. 4 mm Chance of any rain: 40%.
Friday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming NW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending W during the afternoon. Possible rainfall: 4 to 10 mm Chance of any rain: 90%.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h turning E later. Possible rainfall: 0 mm Chance of any rain: 20%.
ACT Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||13||31||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 11||62||ENE 21||29|
||13||30||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 6||64||ENE 15||31|
A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.
Total fire bans are in place for parts of South Australia and Victoria today as temperatures soar ahead of an approaching cool change.