Canberra set for week of wild weather

Canberra set for week of wild weather

The ACT State Emergency Service received 11 calls for help on Tuesday from residents reporting leaky roofs and fallen tree branches as wild weather continues to engulf the capital.

More showers are expected on Tuesday afternoon and the Bureau of Meteorology have forecast a cold, windy and rainy week for Canberrra, the Snowy Mountains and surrounding regions.

A week of wind, rain and dropping temperatures is ahead for Canberra

A week of wind, rain and dropping temperatures is ahead for CanberraCredit:Melissa Adams.

The bureau also issued a severe weather warning on Tuesday for NSW, Hunter, Illawarra and South Coast, calling for residents to prepare for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and very heavy surf.

At 2pm on Tuesday the temperature was still a chilly 7 degrees in Canberra, well below the predicted 13 degree maximum, which was revised down to 10 degrees, and southerly winds reached up to 35 kilometres per hour.


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John Fisher, senior meteorologist at Weatherzone said temperatures were looking cooler due to a trough moving across NSW.

"In the wake of the trough, we will see cooler southerly winds developing on Tuesday with a few showers expected," he said.

Parts of the South Coast including streets in Narooma and Bermagui were flooded on Tuesday morning.

Wednesday will be cloudy with a low of two degrees heading for a top of 15 degrees.

Thursday morning is expected to see the return of freezing temperatures again, with a low of zero forecast, before hitting a top of 18 degrees, but there may be a shower in the afternoon.

On Friday temperatures will drop again down to 17 degrees with a chance of showers and light winds.

"The good news is that the weekend will gradually warm up to the low twenties," Mr Fisher said.

Sunny conditions are expected to return, with a forecast of 20 degrees on Saturday and 24 degrees on Sunday.

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Primrose covers breaking political news from The Australian Financial Review's Canberra newsroom.

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