James, 12, and Jesse, 10, Aldrige from Warilla NSW ignored the weather to throw in a line in Kingston yesterday.

James, 12, and Jesse, 10, Aldrige from Warilla NSW ignored the weather to throw in a line in Kingston yesterday. rt121006Weather-6522.jpg Photo: Rohan Thomson

IT FELT like four seasons in one week in Canberra after yesterday's rain.

Canberrans swapped their sunscreen for umbrellas as rain arrived, causing numerous road accidents.

One collision in Wanniassa blocked roads in both directions.

ACT Policing took to its traffic Twitter account to warn drivers to slow down, with one tweet stating there had been a spate of minor collisions yesterday due to the conditions.

''Beware of the wet conditions and slippery roads,'' another tweet read.

''Please drive safely and drive to the conditions.''

After a week that recorded a wintery low below zero as well as a top of 27.3 degrees, Canberra recorded an average daily temperature of 23.3 degrees.

The week started with a low of minus 2.2 degrees on Monday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, before warming to more than 27 degrees on Friday.

The showers held off till yesterday when more than 4 millimetres of rain arrived along with a sheep graziers' warning.

The bureau said the ACT, along with the South Coast, South West Slopes and Snowy Mountains areas, could expect cold strong south to south-west winds overnight.

Chilly weather is forecast for the rest of the long weekend, and today should reach 18 degrees with a chance of rain.

Tomorrow should see a top of 17 degrees, with frost expected both mornings. STEPHANIE ANDERSON