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Latest news: Canberra weather

Winter blast continues on east coast

Queenslanders in two regions have shivered through the coldest May night on record and much of the nation has been warned to brace for more winter chills.

Australians feeling the heat on Boxing Day

A heatwave expected to last until Wednesday across most of southern Australia saw Canberra reach 29C before midday with a forecast max of 33C on Monday.

Rain, thunderstorms to impact ACT, southern Australia 

A cold front is bringing rain and thunderstorms to South Australia and southern parts of the Northern Territory today, the Bureau of Meteorology warns. The front will move into far western Queensland, NSW, the ACT and Victoria later today with rain and thunderstorms impacting large areas of the eastern states on Thursday.

ACT urban and rural road closures due to wet weather today

The ACT Government is advising Canberra road users some roads and crossings in the ACT are temporarily closed until further notice.

Powerful cold front to impact southern Australia, snow likely

Much of southern and eastern Australia will be impacted by a powerful cold front and associated low pressure system from Sunday and into next week, the Bureau of Meteorology warns.

Hardest hit suburbs receive extra green bin collections

Clean-up efforts are continuing after the wild weather in Belconnen and extra green bin collections will be directed to those hit the hardest.

Severe thunderstorm warning for the ACT this evening

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the ACT for damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours. 

Possible thunderstorm asthma event in Canberra this weekend

ACT Health has warned there is an elevated risk of a thunderstorm asthma event striking the Canberra region this weekend, 17-19 December.

Canberra’s wettest November on record, more rain to come

Heavy rains bucketing down over the Canberra region since Thursday morning has led to this month being Canberra's wettest November on record.

Heavy rain forecast prompts safety warning

With heavy rain forecast over the next few days, ACT Policing and the Emergency Services Agency are reminding Canberrans to stay safe.

Snow and wild winds hitting ACT and NSW

With cold blustery winds, some snow, and a chance of light hail, wintery weather is making a brief return to Canberra this week.