Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Monday 1 June 2020.

Weather Situation

A front is forecast to cross the state today, bringing significantly cooler conditions and potential for snow to low-levels over the ranges in its wake. A complex low pressure system is expected to form offshore as this front reaches the Tasman Sea and deepens on Tuesday. The low is then forecast to head eastwards quickly as a new high pressure system moves over the state mid-week.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 800 metres in the west by the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west during this afternoon and evening with possible small hail. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Chance of snow
80% at 1800m
60% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Snow showers. Wind easing. Perisher Valley 2
Shower or two. Cooma 12
Snow showers. Cabramurra 3
Snow showers. Very windy. Thredbo Top Station 0
A few showers. Jindabyne 8

Tuesday 2 June

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, medium (60%) chance elsewhere, most likely in the morning. Snow falling about the ranges above 800 metres in the morning. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Chance of snow
70% at 1800m
40% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

Wednesday 3 June

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, mainly about the alpine peaks, and possibly falling as snow above 1500 metres. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning.

Chance of snow
40% at 1800m
10% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Thursday 4 June

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.

Chance of snow
10% at 1800m
Below 5% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Monday.

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