Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Thursday 2 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a deepening trough lingers over inland New South Wales, and a second trough slips across the southeast of the state. This pattern is drawing humid air over much of the state leading to generally wet and unsettled conditions, with showers increasing to rain for many areas over the coming days. Over the weekend, a vigorous cold front is forecast to cross the state bringing cooler, drier and windy conditions.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, becoming less likely this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Locally heavy falls possible about the ranges. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Fire Danger
Monaro Alpine: Low-Moderate
Southern Slopes: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 10:10am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain. Possible storm. Perisher Valley 10
Rain at times. Possible storm. Cooma 17
Rain. Possible storm. Cabramurra 11
Rain. Possible storm. Thredbo Top Station 8
Rain. Possible storm. Jindabyne 17

Friday 3 April

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers about the ranges, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

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

Saturday 4 April

Mostly sunny. Very high (90%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1500 metres. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning.

Chance of snow
50% at 1800m
10% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Sunday 5 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers about the ranges, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h.

Chance of snow
30% at 1800m
10% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Thursday.

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