Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 4 March 2024.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred over Tasmania extends a ridge through NSW, while a trough lies over the northeast inland. The high will move up the east coast on Tuesday while the ridge remains over the state and the trough decays. A new cold front approaches Thursday which brushes southern parts of the state, with its associated trough forecast to sweep across the south and stalls. To the west a ridge is expected to follow behind this trough, extending from a new high pressure system in the Bight. On Friday, the high pressure is likely to move into the Tasman extending a ridge through central parts, while the trough is forecast to weaken.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Clear. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly in the evening.

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

Tuesday 5 March

Mostly sunny. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon.

Fire Danger
Monaro Alpine: Moderate
Australian Capital Territory: No Rating
Southern Slopes: Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Perisher Valley 4 19
Sunny. Cooma 6 29
Mostly sunny. Cabramurra 8 21
Mostly sunny. Thredbo Top Station 5 17
Mostly sunny. Jindabyne 9 27

Wednesday 6 March

Partly cloudy. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending westerly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

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

Thursday 7 March

Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm about the ranges in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

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

Friday 8 March

Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.

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

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Tuesday.

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