Rejoice Canberra, the end of those bitterly cold days is nigh.
Having just experienced a week of deceptively sunny days with bone chilling winds, Canberrans can look forward to some increased temperatures and live in hope the worst of winter has passed.
Saturday is expected to be the jewel in the crown with a predicted maximum temperature of 17 degrees and sunny skies - perfect weather to get outside and soak up some vitamin D.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rebecca Farr said a series of fronts that had passed through the region had brought cold air and led to chilly days during the week.
But with the low pressure system moving east, a high pressure system would take its place and bring warm north-westerly winds to the ACT and mostly sunny conditions, she said.
The high pressure ridge is expected to hang around for most of the week.
Sunday has a predicted top of 15 degrees with some cloud developing but there is a small chance of minimal rain.
The mercury is expected to drop to 14 degrees on Monday before levelling out at 15 degrees for the rest of the week.
But despite the balmy days, Ms Farr said Canberra could expect the clear skies to bring a few frosty mornings.
"Cloud overnight acts as a blanket," Ms Farr said.
"With the ground losing heat the cloud cover traps it and keeps it in the atmosphere."
There's a low of minus two degrees predicted for Saturday night and it will dip below zero a few times during the week.
The Wattle trees are beginning to flower and as we hurtle towards spring the outlook is for a warmer and drier than average season for most of the country, including the ACT.
Any Canberrans heading to the ski fields over the weekend are in for a windy one on Saturday, with gusts as high as 65 kilometres per hour predicted at Thredbo and Perisher.
Despite the wind it's expected to be a bright sunny day on the slopes on Saturday, before the clouds roll in on Sunday bringing with them the chance of some snow showers.
There's the chance of windy conditions early on Sunday but that should settle by lunchtime.