Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:14 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. There will be only subtle changes to this pattern over the next day or two, before the trough becomes more mobile on the weekend and shifts to the northeast under the influence of a Southern Ocean front. During this time many eastern districts are likely to see unsettled weather, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. Another trough and associated cold front appear likely to affect the state early in the new week, bringing somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Friday 24 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending west to northwesterly in the middle of the day.

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

UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Cooma 8 28
Partly cloudy. Perisher Valley 7 18
Partly cloudy. Cabramurra 12 21
Partly cloudy. Thredbo Top Station 7 16
Partly cloudy. Jindabyne 11 26

Saturday 25 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

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

Sunday 26 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

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

Monday 27 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 45 km/h before turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon.

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

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Friday.

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