Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Monday 15 August 2022.

Weather Situation

A deep low centred near Tasmania is directing cool westerly winds and showers across southern and central New South Wales, while a ridge of high pressure over Queensland promotes mostly fine conditions in the north. The low is forecast to weaken and move away during Tuesday. This will allow a ridge to extend over New South Wales during Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to cooler mornings but fine weather mid-week. A cold front is forecast to reach the state's west later Thursday, continuing through the east on Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers about the ranges, near zero chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h.

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

Tuesday 16 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon.

Sun protection 10:40am to 1:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Chance of snow
70% at 1800m
50% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Snow showers. Perisher Valley -3 1
Frost. Possible shower. Cooma 0 12
Snow showers. Cabramurra 0 3
Snow showers. Wind easing. Thredbo Top Station -4 -1
Shower or two. Jindabyne 3 10

Wednesday 17 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of frost and the chance of fog in the morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the Victorian border. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northwesterly during the afternoon and evening.

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

Thursday 18 August

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Snow falling above 1900 metres. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h.

Chance of snow
20% at 1800m
Below 5% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Friday 19 August

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning.

Chance of snow
90% at 1800m
60% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

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

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