A WARM START TO THE WEEK, BUT DON'T GET TOO USED TO IT
by Kate Taylor
Image Credit - Nick-D
Looks like we're in for a bit of wet weather and cooler temps this afternoon, after a pretty warm start to the day around Canberra.
Temps were sitting around 16 degrees for much of the morning, and we got to today's forecast top of 17 degrees by about 10am.
But Meteorologist Rob Sharpe from Weatherzone reckons we shouldn't get too used to it just yet.
"At this time of the year, we do see the occasional really warm morning with strong, warm north westerly winds. But we still can have the occasional frosty start, and we might be seeing that in the next couple of mornings," he said.
"The next couple of mornings are going to be a fair bit cooler in the ACT, dropping down to about 2 or 3 degrees, or even possibly nudging below freezing, maybe on Friday morning."
Things will be cooling down through the afternoon today, as some patchy rain makes its way across the capital.
There's also a severe weather warning in place for damaging winds for parts of the ACT ranges and region, but it's not going to be too windy around town.
"We don't have to worry about damaging winds in the main areas of Canberra, but up in the elevated parts we could see wind gusts exceeding 90 kilometres an hour this afternoon or this evening," he said.