Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 11 May 2021.

Weather Situation

A cold front is bringing a cold southwest to southerly change to southern and western New South Wales. A high pressure system will be centred near Tasmania later today in the wake of the front, with low pressure troughs subsequently developing over the inland of New South Wales and off the south coast. By Wednesday the high should be over the southern Tasman Sea and the low pressure troughs will continue to affect the state. The next cold front is expected through the state on Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. Snow falling above 1800 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Chance of snow
70% at 1800m
10% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Wednesday 12 May

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1800 metres. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day.

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

Sun protection 11:10am to 12:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Chance of snow
30% at 1800m
Below 5% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers easing. Perisher Valley 1 9
Morning shower or two. Cooma 5 16
Possible morning shower. Cabramurra 5 11
Morning snow showers. Windy. Thredbo Top Station 1 7
Showers easing. Jindabyne 7 14

Thursday 13 May

Mostly sunny. The chance of morning fog. Medium (60%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, most likely in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1700 metres. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day.

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

Friday 14 May

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1400 metres. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h.

Chance of snow
70% at 1800m
20% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

Saturday 15 May

Partly cloudy. The chance of morning frost in the north. High (80%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1100 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.

Chance of snow
70% at 1800m
60% at 1400m
10% at 1000m

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

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