Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Friday 18 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system around Bass Strait is moving east while a trough of low pressure over central Australia is approaching the far west of the state. This trough of low pressure will cross the western half of the state on Saturday before weakening on Sunday, bringing unsettled weather during the weekend, particularly to the west of the Divide. Then another front looks set to cross the southern and western parts of the state on Monday, bringing a return of unsettled weather, mainly to the southern and central ranges inland.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Chance of snow
Below 5% at 1800m
0% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Saturday 19 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon.

Sun protection 9:20am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Chance of snow
0% at 1800m
0% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Perisher Valley 4 14
Partly cloudy. Cooma 6 21
Shower or two. Cabramurra 6 15
Shower or two. Becoming windy. Thredbo Top Station 3 11
Possible shower. Jindabyne 8 19

Sunday 20 September

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers about the ranges, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon.

Chance of snow
Below 5% at 1800m
0% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Monday 21 September

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers about the ranges, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, possibly severe in the north and west. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h.

Chance of snow
Below 5% at 1800m
0% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Tuesday 22 September

Mostly sunny. Medium (60%) chance of showers about the ranges, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1600 metres. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h.

Chance of snow
50% at 1800m
10% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Saturday.

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