Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 17 July 2018.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge lies across northern New South Wales while a cold front skims across the south and southeast, generating gusty winds. The ridge will briefly become dominant during Wednesday, before the next cold front later Thursday and Friday. Another high pressure system is expected to drift over southeast Australia on Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west early this evening. Winds northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h turning westerly 30 to 45 km/h in the late evening.

Chance of snow
80% at 1800m
30% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Wednesday 18 July

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the ranges, near zero chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1100 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h turning north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Chance of snow
20% at 1800m
10% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible early snow shower. Perisher Valley -5 1
Morning frost. Sunny. Cooma -3 11
Possible early snow shower. Cabramurra -1 2
Possible morning snow shower. Windy. Thredbo Top Station -5 -2
Morning frost. Mostly sunny. Jindabyne -2 6

Thursday 19 July

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1400 metres. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Chance of snow
40% at 1800m
10% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

Friday 20 July

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers or snow, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.

Chance of snow
80% at 1800m
80% at 1400m
40% at 1000m

Saturday 21 July

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Slight (30%) chance of a snow shower about the alpine peaks, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning.

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

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

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