A higher incidence of bad hair days was the likely result of the windy weather in Canberra on Saturday, which saw water from the Captain Cook Memorial Jet splayed out across Lake Burley Griffin.
The peak gust was 78 kilometres an hour, recorded at the airport about 1.30pm, with average wind speed sitting about 40 kilometres an hour for most of the day.
Winds were expected to become lighter on Saturday evening.
The National Botanic Gardens was forced to shut access to some of its gardens due to conditions, which were windier than forecast. But access was re-opened in the afternoon.
Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Helen Kirkup said spring was the time of year when it was common to get fronts move through bringing windy conditions.
"Really it comes across inland NSW and everywhere as a really strong, gusty westerly, which takes some time before it turns to be more southerly," she said.
"Canberra is pretty much going to stay with a westerly wind but tomorrow will be significantly calmer with a high pressure system."
Ms Kirkup said the wind would probably start turning more easterly on Sunday night.
Cool evening conditions are also expected in the city, with a minimum of 1 degree expected on Saturday night before a top of 20 degrees on Sunday.
"Then into the following week it will warm up, looking at close to high twenties by Thursday," Ms Kirkup said.
Temperatures will reach 28 degrees on Wednesday, 29 on Thursday and 28 on Friday before cooling off for next weekend, she said.