Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Tuesday 28 July 2015.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system near the Bight extends a ridge over the north of the state as a low over the southern Tasman Sea moves towards New Zealand. The high will move east across NSW during Tuesday and Wednesday to be centred over the Tasman Sea Wednesday night and Thursday with a ridge to the north coast. The next southwesterly change is expected to reach southwest NSW later on Thursday then weaken as it crosses the remainder of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. Patches of frost in the north early this morning. Patchy fog about the ranges early this morning. Slight (20%) chance of a snow shower in the alps above 1200 metres early in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon.

UV Alert from 11:40 am to 12:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Cloudy. Perisher Valley 3
Partly cloudy. Cooma 11
Cloudy. Cabramurra 3
Cloudy. Thredbo Top Station 1
Cloudy. Jindabyne 9

Wednesday 29 July

Patchy fog and frost in the early morning. Mostly sunny day. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Chance of snow
10% at 1800m
Below 5% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Thursday 30 July

Partly cloudy. Patches of morning frost. Medium (40%) chance of showers about the ranges in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1500 metres. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h.

Chance of snow
40% at 1800m
10% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Friday 31 July

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning. Snow possible above 1100 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h tending west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.

Chance of snow
40% at 1800m
30% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.

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