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ANZAC Day forecast

Ben Domensino, Tuesday April 24, 2018 - 11:33 AEST

What will the weather be like for dawn services and ANZAC Day marches in Australia's capital cities?

Brisbane will be dry with light winds at dawn and the day should stay rain-free, with only the slight chance of a light shower or two. Temperatures will be in the high teens for early risers, before climbing to about 27 in the afternoon.

Sydney will start with mostly clear skies, light winds and a near-average early morning temperature 15 to 16 degrees in the city, and closer to 10 degrees in western suburbs. There's a slight chance of showers or storms from late morning, most likely in northern and eastern suburbs.

Canberra will have the coldest dawn service of the nation's capitals, dipping to seven degrees in the morning, before reaching an unseasonable top around 27 degrees. No rain is expected.

A cloudy morning in Melbourne will help keep the temperature up in the mid-teens at dawn, although with cloud comes a chance of rain. Take an umbrella for dawn service as light showers are likely to affect some suburbs early in the day. Dry weather will return by the afternoon.

It should be a dry ANZAC Day in Hobart, ranging from about 13 degrees at dawn, to the low twenties in the afternoon.

Adelaide is likely to escape the showers affecting other parts of South Australia on Wednesday. The mercury will be in the low to mid teens at dawn, then climb comfortably into the twenties as the day unfolds.

Perth will have pleasant weather from dawn until dusk, thanks to clear skies and light winds. It will be a little cooler than usual for dawn service, dipping to around 10-11 degrees at the start of the day. If it gets below 11.9 degrees, it will be the city's coldest ANZAC Day morning in eight years.

Darwin has a slight chance of an early morning shower in the city, with dry weather likely throughout the day.

- Weatherzone

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