Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over northeastern New South Wales is moving east and will reach the northern Tasman Sea this evening, allowing a cold front to move through the far southwest. The front will continue to move through central and southeastern parts on Thursday, and the far northeast early Friday. Another low will then develop southwest of Victoria on Friday and extend a second cold front over New South Wales later Friday and into Saturday as it moves east. A high pressure ridge will strengthen in the wake of the front, with a high centre moving over the state by late Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of rain about the alpine peaks, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1800 metres later this evening. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.

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

Thursday 26 May

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. Snow falling above 1700 meters, lowering to above 1300 metres in the late evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon.

UV Alert from 11:40 am to 12:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain or snow. Wind easing. Perisher Valley -1 5
Rain at times. Cooma 1 15
Rain at times. Cabramurra 2 5
Snow. Wind easing. Thredbo Top Station -1 3
Rain at times. Jindabyne 2 12

Friday 27 May

Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the north in the early morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west, most likely at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon and evening.

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

Saturday 28 May

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.

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

Sunday 29 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.

Chance of snow
30% at 1800m
20% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

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

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