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A week of wet weather and rain ahead for Canberra

Find an umbrella to match your summer wardrobe because Canberra is in for a week of showers and wet weather.

Heavy rain is predicted to ease midway through Sunday with overcast days to linger throughout the week, Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jake Phillips said. 

"There is still a lot of rain around but the lightning has moved across to the east," he said.

He said the bulk of heavy rain would subside but dense cloud cover would remain on Sunday with a maximum of 22 degrees predicted.

"There is not a lot of variation in Sunday's temperature," he said.

"It should be a reasonably warm night getting down to about 17 degrees but only rising to 22 degrees under the fairly heavy cloud cover." 


Looking to the long-term forecast, Mr Phillips said more rain was likely on Tuesday with a low pressure trough moving across the region. 

"It isn't going to clear out completely," he said. "It looks like pretty much any day through the week we are a chance of seeing a shower or two." 

While rain is forecast to persist Mr Phillips said winds and stormy conditions were predicted to ease in the next few days. 

 "As an overall pattern it's not looking particularly windy over the next couple of days," he said.