Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:18 am EDT on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system lies over central eastern Queensland and is gradually moving southeast, while high pressure system over the Tasman Sea helps drag humid tropical air to northeastern New South Wales. At the same time a cold front over the far south and west of the state is moving east. This cold front will bring a vigorous southerly change to southern and western districts today, and to the northeast on Friday. The interaction between this front and the humid airmass from the north is forecast to generate widespread rain across eastern districts today, with moderate to heavy falls likely. Heavy rain is expected in northeast, due to the approaching low pressure system. Conditions are expected to ease later Friday as the front and low move away to the east, although a new high developing south of the Bight will bring follow-up showers to eastern areas.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the north, medium (50%) chance elsewhere, most likely during the afternoon. Snow falling above 1800 metres later in the day. The chance of a thunderstorm about the ranges this afternoon. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day.

Sun protection 10:20am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Perisher Valley 8
Shower or two. Cooma 16
Afternoon showers. Cabramurra 12
Shower or two. Possible snow. Thredbo Top Station 5
Shower or two. Jindabyne 12

Friday 31 March

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning.

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

Saturday 1 April

Sunny. Light winds.

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

Sunday 2 April

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Chance of snow
Below 5% 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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