Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:16 am EST on Saturday 23 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system is centred over the southern Tasman Sea, with a trough offshore of the northern coast of New South Wales. These two systems will dominate the weather over the weekend as the high drifts slowly east allowing the trough to extend south over the central parts of the coast into the new week where it is expected to deepen. A weak trough is also expected to brush the far southern parts of the state late on Saturday and into Sunday associated with a cold front passing over Victoria this weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the north early this morning. Isolated showers in the east later this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening.

UV Alert from 10:20 am to 2:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Cooma 15
Mostly sunny. Perisher Valley 8
Mostly sunny. Cabramurra 9
Early fog then mostly sunny. Thredbo Top Station 5
Mostly sunny. Jindabyne 14

Sunday 24 August

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers from the late morning, more frequent about the ranges. Isolated snow showers about the ranges above 1700 metres from the late morning. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning.

Chance of snow
20% at 1800m
Below 5% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Monday 25 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. High chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 1400 metres. Light winds.

Chance of snow
60% at 1800m
20% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

Tuesday 26 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning fog near the Victorian border. High chance of showers. Snow falling above 1400 metres. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.

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

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

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