Canberra poised for better weather this weekend | Canberra Times

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While rain has battered the nation’s capital this month, there’s a silver lining in the clouds for the weekend. There was a severe weather warning for parts of the ACT on Friday, and Canberra is experiencing its wettest November on record this month. The ACT received 147.8 mm of precipitation in November, breaking the previous record of 138.2 mm in 1995. The rain will soon stop, said Stephen Stefanac, a senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology. “A shower or two can linger for the rest of the day. [Friday] “We may see some sunny breaks on Sunday, and Monday’s temperatures are expected to rise again and plenty of sunshine is expected to return with events,” he said. IN OTHER NEWS: There is a 40 percent chance of rain on Saturday, with up to 1 mm of rain expected. Sunday is more likely to be sunny, with only a 5 percent chance of rain, with a maximum of 19 degrees. low pressure trough caused flooding. “This flooding precipitation was caused by a deep low pressure trough moving across the region, dragging a lot of moisture from the tropics and causing moderate to locally heavy rainfall. Cross the ACT and surround,” he said. BOM issued a severe weather warning for western portions of the ACT on Friday as a deepening low-pressure system off the NSW coast is causing strong southeasterly winds across the southern range. “[The warning is primarily for] Brindabella Range, if you’re heading that way tonight, be careful,” said Mr. Stefanac. “These winds subside overnight. Winds that were not expected to be strong on the Canberra metro can be strong and strong at times for the rest of today and throughout Saturday. Expect lighter winds on Sunday.” Our journalists work hard to provide the community with local, up-to-date news. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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