Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Friday 30 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system lies over Tasmania, and is slowly slipping away to the southeast. A weak high pressure ridge will build across New South Wales on Saturday as the low moves further away, before the next cold front is expected to cross the state during Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h.

Chance of snow
80% at 1800m
80% at 1400m
10% at 1000m

Saturday 1 October

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1400 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h becoming westerly 35 to 55 km/h in the morning.

Sun protection 8:50am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

Chance of snow
70% at 1800m
30% at 1400m
0% at 1000m

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Snow showers. Windy. Perisher Valley -1 3
Cloudy. Cooma 2 14
Showers or snow. Windy. Cabramurra 1 3
Snow showers. Windy. Thredbo Top Station -3 0
Shower or two. Windy. Jindabyne 2 11

Sunday 2 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of rain in the west at night. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly 35 to 55 km/h during the morning and early afternoon.

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

Monday 3 October

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain about the ranges, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1300 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 40 to 55 km/h.

Chance of snow
80% at 1800m
50% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

Tuesday 4 October

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h.

Chance of snow
80% at 1800m
40% at 1400m
Below 5% at 1000m

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

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