Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 26 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system near eastern Victoria will drift northeast towards the northern Tasman Sea, promoting fine conditions overnight. On Wednesday, a trough will enter the far southwest of the state, with strong north to northwesterly winds ahead of it bringing unseasonably hot conditions to the northern inland. Some patchy rain is expected with the trough, mainly about the southern and central ranges, while cooler west to southwesterly winds in the wake of the trough will bring some temperature relief to the northern inland on Thursday or Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Clear. Light winds.

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

Wednesday 27 September

Partly cloudy. Patches of frost in the early morning. High (70%) chance of rain about the ranges, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day.

Sun protection 9:00am to 3:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain at times. Becoming windy. Perisher Valley -2 14
Late shower or two. Cooma -1 24
Rain at times. Becoming windy. Cabramurra 2 15
Shower or two. Very windy. Thredbo Top Station -3 11
Shower or two. Jindabyne 0 22

Thursday 28 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the north, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1900 metres. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending westerly 25 to 40 km/h before dawn then becoming light in the late evening.

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

Friday 29 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers about the western ranges, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1500 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h.

Chance of snow
50% at 1800m
10% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Saturday 30 September

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1300 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning.

Chance of snow
80% at 1800m
50% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

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

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