Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Saturday 8 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A trough, associated with a complex low pressure system over the state's inland, will cross the coast today and then deepen to form a second low centre near the coast. This second low is then forecast to remain near the coast throughout the weekend, bringing heavy rain to the southern coast and adjacent ranges. On Monday, this low is expected to move north, generating large waves and strong winds for central and northern parts of the coast. Meanwhile, during the weekend, the inland low will weaken to be replaced by a ridge of high pressure.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, falling as snow above 1100 metres. Rain heavy at times in the east. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon.

Sun protection 11:40am to 12:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Chance of snow
Above 95% at 1800m
90% at 1400m
30% at 1000m

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Snow. Perisher Valley 1
Rain. Cooma 9
Snow. Cabramurra 5
Snow. Windy. Thredbo Top Station -1
Rain. Jindabyne 7

Sunday 9 August

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain. Heavy falls possible, mainly in the east. Snow falling above 1300 metres, with possible heavy snow falls about Alps. Winds southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the late evening.

Chance of snow
90% at 1800m
60% at 1400m
10% at 1000m

Monday 10 August

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow possible above 1400 metres. Winds southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.

Chance of snow
40% at 1800m
30% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

Tuesday 11 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.

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

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Saturday.

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