Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Thursday 28 October 2021.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system lies over the central Tasman Sea and a cold front approaches from the west. This front is expected to bring unsettled conditions to most districts as it slowly crosses the state from today. The front clears to the northeast by Saturday. Cooler conditions follow the passage of the front from Saturday and continue into Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers about the ranges, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon.

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

Sun protection 9:10am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Becoming windy. Perisher Valley 17
Partly cloudy. Cooma 27
Showers increasing. Cabramurra 19
Showers. Becoming very windy. Thredbo Top Station 14
Shower or two developing. Jindabyne 25

Friday 29 October

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, medium (40%) chance elsewhere, possibly falling as snow above 1900 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Alps in the early morning. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 50 km/h before turning west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the afternoon.

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

Saturday 30 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, possibly falling as snow above 1500 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.

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

Sunday 31 October

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Chance of snow
0% 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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