Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Thursday 3 September 2015.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system moving over eastern New South Wales this morning is expected to deepen offshore this afternoon, before moving steadily away to the east overnight. Rain and showers associated with this system will contract to the coast by evening, with a high pressure ridge approaching from the west bringing more stable atmospheric conditions. This high is forecast to become established over eastern Australia during Friday and remain slow-moving through the weekend, promoting fine weather in most inland districts while coastal parts see the odd shower or two.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the southeast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1600 metres. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Chance of snow
80% at 1800m
20% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

Friday 4 September

Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the early morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southeast in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Areas of morning frost. Light winds.

UV Alert from 9:40 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Early fog. Perisher Valley -3 6
Morning fog and light frost. Cooma 1 14
Early fog. Cabramurra -2 8
Early fog. Thredbo Top Station -4 3
Morning fog and light frost. Jindabyne 2 12

Saturday 5 September

Areas of fog in the early morning. Areas of frost in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds.

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

Sunday 6 September

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the south. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.

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

Monday 7 September

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers about the ranges, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.

Chance of snow
70% at 1800m
20% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

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

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