Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Saturday 28 November 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will drift slowly northeast over the next couple of days, allowing for heat to build over New South Wales. This heat will lead to severe heatwave conditions across much of the state today and on Sunday as well as bringing elevated fire dangers to some areas. Windy conditions are also forecast to develop today, as a trough enters the west later and deepens as it moves east on Sunday. A cold front associated with this trough looks set to bring a strong and gusty cool change along the coast on Sunday, resulting in the heat contracting towards the north. A new high is expected to move over the Tasman Sea Monday, bringing more settled conditions to the region, before the wind and heat increase again Tuesday ahead of another trough.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly sunny morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening, with possible gusty winds. Winds northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h.

Fire Danger
Monaro Alpine: High
Australian Capital Territory: High
Southern Slopes: High

Sun protection 8:40am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible storm. Very windy. Perisher Valley 23
Shower or two. Possible storm. Cooma 33
Showers. Possible storm. Cabramurra 24
Possible storm. Very windy. Thredbo Top Station 21
Shower or two. Possible storm. Jindabyne 30

Sunday 29 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, mainly in the west. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the afternoon.

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

Monday 30 November

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.

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

Tuesday 1 December

Hot and mostly sunny. Medium (60%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the evening.

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

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

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