Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over the northern Tasman Sea, while a trough is approaching New South Wales from the west. This will reach western districts on Wednesday, continuing to the east during Thursday as a broad low pressure circulation develops within it. By Friday this system is expected to have reached the Tasman Sea, allowing another ridge to extend over New South Wales, although this may be short-lived, with another trough forecast to arrive on the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the west later tonight. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

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

Wednesday 25 October

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly in the afternoon.

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

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Perisher Valley 4 13
Showers. Cooma 6 23
Showers. Possible storm. Cabramurra 8 16
Showers. Possible storm. Thredbo Top Station 4 10
Showers. Possible storm. Jindabyne 8 21

Thursday 26 October

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds.

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

Friday 27 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.

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

Saturday 28 October

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.

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

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

Product IDN11032