Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Fire Weather Warning
for the Australian Capital Territory.
Issued at 3:58 am EDT on Thursday 17 January 2019.
Very hot, dry and windy conditions will generate elevated fire dangers over the
For the rest of Thursday 17 January:
Very High Fire Danger in the following fire area:
Australian Capital Territory
The ACT Emergency Services Agency advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.esa.act.gov.au/actrfs/ and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.esa.act.gov.au/actrfs/.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
CanberraNow39.6°cFeels Like:35.8°Wind:WNW 22km/hGusts:31km/hHumidity:19%19°Min41°MaxToday in CanberraHot. Mostly sunny morning. Slight chance of a shower or storm in the afternoon and early evening. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h shifting SE 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.Tomorrow20°Min40°MaxHot. Mostly sunny morning. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NW 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then shifting E/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.
Next 48 Hours
7 Day Forecast
Today: Hot. Mostly sunny morning. Slight chance of a shower or storm in the afternoon and early evening. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h shifting SE 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.
Forecast for Canberra (35.282°S, 149.1286°E, 561m AMSL) Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Summary Minimum 19° 20° 20° 15° 17° 19° 20° Maximum 41° 40° 33° 32° 33° 35° 36° Chance of rain 30% 60% 40% 20% 50% 60% 50% Likely amount 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - - 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 4
Wind direction ENE NW NNE NNW ENE ENE E NE ENE N NNW WNW NW NW Relative humidity 56% 20% 51% 18% 65% 42% 70% 33% 69% 35% 63% 28% 53% 25% Dew point 17°C 14°C 18°C 12°C 18°C 19°C 14°C 14°C 16°C 16°C 18°C 14°C 17°C 13°C
Sun & Moon Times
Sunrise / Sunset for Canberra (35.282°S, 149.1286°E, 561m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter 5:37am EDT 6:06am EDT 8:20pm EDT 8:49pm EDT 4:12pm EDT 2:11am EDT Waxing gibbous Full moon Jan 21 Last quarter Jan 28 New moon Feb 05 First quarter Feb 13
Canberra Rain Forecast
Canberra 28-day Rainfall ForecastSUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT17
LOWCHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICTNIL < 25%LOW 25% to 50%MEDIUM 50% to 75%HIGH ≥ 75%Issued Jan17
The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, Western Australia, New Zealand, the south Pacific, and South America.
Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 22 January to 26 January, 4 February to 8 February, and 17 February to 21 February. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 25 January to 29 January, 30 January to 3 February, and 5 February to 9 February. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 22 January to 26 January, 2 February to 6 February, and 17 February to 21 February.
Canberra minimum temp history (35.282°S, 149.1286°E, 561m AMSL) MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE Hottest this month 41.6° 16/01/2019 Coldest this month 13.4° 06/01/2019 Hottest on record 42.0 18/01/2013 Coldest on record 1.6 12/01/2012 Hottest this year 41.6° 16/01/2019 Coldest this year 13.4° 06/01/2019 Long term average 28.1° Long term average 13.2° Average this month 33.1° Average this month 16.6° Hottest January On Record Avg. max. temp. 32.3° 2013 Coldest January on record Avg. min. temp. 10.4° 1957 Canberra rainfall history (35.282°S, 149.1286°E, 561m AMSL) RAINFALL Wettest This Month 11.2mm 08/01/2019 Total This Month 29.8mm
Long Term Average 57.6mm 7.3 days Wettest January on record 218.4mm 2013