Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge to southern Queensland while a number of cold fronts have clipped southeastern parts of New South Wales as they move east from the Southern Ocean to the Tasman Sea. The next cold front is expected to the brush the southeast on Wednesday. By Thursday the high pressure system will be centred over the northern inland of New South Wales, with another, weaker cold front expected to clip the far southeast during Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a snow shower about the alpine peaks. Snow possible above 1600 metres. The chance of fog about the ranges. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Chance of snow
30% at 1800m
10% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Wednesday 17 July

Partly cloudy. Areas of frost in the morning, mainly in the east. Very high (90%) chance of showers about the ranges, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning.

Sun protection 11:00am to 1:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Chance of snow
80% at 1800m
50% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Snow showers increasing. Perisher Valley -3 1
Morning frost. Partly cloudy. Cooma -3 12
Snow showers. Becoming windy. Cabramurra 1 2
Snow showers. Very windy. Thredbo Top Station -3 -2
Shower or two. Jindabyne 0 7

Thursday 18 July

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Medium (40%) chance of showers about the ranges at night. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h.

Chance of snow
40% at 1800m
20% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Friday 19 July

Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers about the ranges in the morning. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming west to northwesterly and light during the afternoon.

Chance of snow
40% at 1800m
20% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Saturday 20 July

Sunny. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.

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

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

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