Snowy Mountains Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. On the weekend this trough is expected to become more mobile and shift to the northeast under the influence of a passing Southern Ocean front. Many eastern districts, especially on the ranges, are likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather in the afternoons through this period, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. This hot airmass will move over the northeast of the state on Monday. Another trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the state early in the new week and bring somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south, although no significant rainfall.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the southeast early this morning. Medium (50%) chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms in the southeast, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

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
Possible shower. Cooma 28
Partly cloudy. Perisher Valley 17
Mostly sunny. Cabramurra 20
Partly cloudy. Thredbo Top Station 15
Mostly sunny. Jindabyne 26

Sunday 26 October

Mostly sunny day. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning.

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

Monday 27 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.

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

Tuesday 28 October

Sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h.

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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