Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 18 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak high is off the New South Wales coast and a cold front is moving through Bass Strait. A trough over the northeast of the state and the associated thunderstorm activity is expected to contract northeast overnight or early Friday. The cold front is expected to reach the south coast tonight, and the far north coast Friday afternoon or evening. It will bring a vigorous southerly airstream initially but is likely to ease later in the day. High pressure is then expected to become established off the coast again during Saturday with a ridge north to the Queensland coast. The high will remain over the Tasman Sea for a number of days whilst another trough of low pressure develops over the west of the state. This is likely to bring further unsettled weather from Monday across much of the state. The trough should be slow-moving with little change to the pattern through much of next week.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the southeast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Friday 19 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Fire Danger
Monaro Alpine: Low-Moderate
Australian Capital Territory: High
Southern Slopes: High

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Perisher Valley 3 12
Partly cloudy. Cooma 7 22
Mostly sunny. Cabramurra 6 15
Partly cloudy. Thredbo Top Station 2 10
Partly cloudy. Jindabyne 6 19

Saturday 20 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds.

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

Sunday 21 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Light winds.

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

Monday 22 December

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.

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

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

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