Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Thursday 14 December 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. This high will move very slowly over the coming days, promoting the build up of heatwave conditions over much of New South Wales. A weak front will pass through southern parts today, bringing some temporary minor relief from tonight, but with the northern inland unaffected. Temperatures are generally forecast to rise during the weekend and early next week, bringing severe to extreme heatwave conditions to most areas away from the coast.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Victorian border during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection 8:30am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Becoming windy. Partly cloudy. Perisher Valley 22
Partly cloudy. Cooma 31
Becoming windy. Partly cloudy. Cabramurra 24
Very windy. Partly cloudy. Thredbo Top Station 20
Partly cloudy. Jindabyne 29

Friday 15 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening.

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

Saturday 16 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.

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

Sunday 17 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.

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

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Thursday.

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