Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Thursday 21 November 2019.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will promote the build up of heat over inland New South Wales, leading to heatwave conditions for many districts over the coming days. A trough associated with a cold front is forecast to slowly move across western and southern districts during Thursday and Friday but stall and weaken before reaching the northeast on Friday afternoon.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Hot. Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Possible raised dust this evening. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h in the morning then turning north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.

Fire Danger
Monaro Alpine: Severe
Australian Capital Territory: Severe
Southern Slopes: Severe

Sun protection 8:40am to 5:00pm, 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
Becoming windy. Possible late dust. Perisher Valley 26
Becoming windy. Late dust. Cooma 36
Mostly sunny day. Late dust. Cabramurra 27
Very windy. Possible late dust. Thredbo Top Station 23
Becoming windy. Late dust. Jindabyne 33

Friday 22 November

Partly cloudy. Possible dust haze in the morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the east, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

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

Saturday 23 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.

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

Sunday 24 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending north to northeasterly during the evening.

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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