Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system east of Tasmania extends a ridge across southern and eastern New South Wales, with a weak trough over inland NSW. The high pressure system will slowly migrate to the Tasman Sea on Thursday, where it will remain slow moving, and the trough will strengthen over the inland. This pattern will draw a hot airmass across western and southern New South Wales at the end of the week and over the weekend, leading to heatwave conditions.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Cloudy morning, clearing to a sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening.

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

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Cloud clearing. Perisher Valley 19
Cloud clearing. Cooma 26
Mostly sunny. Cabramurra 21
Mostly sunny. Thredbo Top Station 17
Cloud clearing. Jindabyne 26

Thursday 21 January

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

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

Friday 22 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm about the ranges. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending westerly during the day then becoming light during the evening.

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

Saturday 23 January

Hot and sunny. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to northwesterly during the day then becoming light 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 Wednesday.

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