Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:38 pm EST on Friday 6 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a weak ridge into New South Wales, promoting fine conditions this evening. On Saturday the ridge is expected to decay while a low deepens over the Bight. A trough and cold front associated with this low will affect New South Wales during Sunday and Monday, bringing gusty winds and widespread rain to the region. By late Monday this system is forecast to have cleared the state, although a second, colder, frontal system should follow in it's wake during Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Clear. Light winds.

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

Saturday 7 May

Becoming cloudy. Patchy fog and frost in the early morning. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

UV Alert from 10:20 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Perisher Valley 0 13
Early fog then mostly sunny. Cooma 1 22
Becoming cloudy. Cabramurra 5 14
Partly cloudy. Thredbo Top Station 1 10
Mostly sunny. Jindabyne 2 20

Sunday 8 May

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain about the alpine ranges, high (70%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Heavy falls possible about the alpine ranges. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending north to northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h in the late morning and afternoon.

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

Monday 9 May

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h.

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

Tuesday 10 May

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1700 metres. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h turning westerly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning.

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

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

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