Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving from the Southern Ocean across southeast Australia. The passing of these fronts is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state, but little rainfall due to the presence of a generally dry airmass. A stronger cold front is forecast to bring a significant cold snap at the end of the week, after which conditions should gradually ease as the next high pressure system becomes established.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers about the ranges, falling as snow above 1900 metres. Winds gusty westerly 40 to 60 km/h decreasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the late evening.

Wednesday 30 July

Cloudy. Isolated showers in the west, falling as snow above 1900 metres. Winds gusty westerly 35 to 50 km/h turning northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the day.

UV Alert from 11:30 am to 12:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Chance of snow
40% at 1800m
Below 5% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Cooma 3 14
A few showers. Windy. Perisher Valley 1 4
A few showers. Windy. Cabramurra 4 4
Snow shower or two. Windy. Thredbo Top Station 0 1
Shower or two clearing. Jindabyne 6 11

Thursday 31 July

Mostly sunny. Isolated showers during the late afternoon and evening, becoming scattered in the evening with snow developing above 1600 metres. Winds gusty northwesterly 45 to 65 km/h.

Chance of snow
60% at 1800m
20% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Friday 1 August

Partly cloudy. Showers, tending scattered in the west and falling as snow above about 600 metres. The chance of thunderstorms and small hail, mainly in the west. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h.

Chance of snow
90% at 1800m
90% at 1400m
60% at 1000m

Saturday 2 August

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers near the Victorian border, falling as snow on higher parts. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.

Chance of snow
60% at 1800m
50% at 1400m
30% at 1000m

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

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