Jane Bunn - Snow Forecast

Fri 09:00am 30 Jul

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Updated: Friday 30th July, 9am

Light snow early Saturday. Rain then snow early Sunday. Burst of snow late Monday to Wednesday.

25 TO 50 CM OF SNOW IN THE NEXT WEEK (MAINLY TUE-WED).

High pressure is mainly in control for Friday and Saturday, encouraging dry days with sunshine. But… there is a weak disturbance late Friday night/early Saturday, that brings a few centimetres of snow overnight, changing to rain on Saturday morning.

There is a dry break for much of Saturday, then we feel the effects of a powerful cold front. Unfortunately, it peaks over central Australia then takes a sliding path across the alps. It has a feed of tropical moisture, with 15 to 30 mm of rain at all elevations in the early hours of Sunday… finally changing to snow on Sunday morning, but the moisture quickly dries up. At least sunshine follows on Sunday.

After that it looks good. A low should pass by over Bass Strait or Tasmanian latitudes later on Monday and Tuesday, with another surge on Wednesday. This is a great set up for alpine snow, likely to bring 25 to 50 cm.

The different models look fairly in agreement after that (so unusual this far out!). Snow eases on Thursday, and we may head into what is likely to be the weekend of the season so far. A large high actually comes in over the alps, encouraging light winds and sunshine - excellent conditions to explore all that fresh snow.

BULLER/BAW BAW

FRI Early fog then a dry day with lots of sunshine. Light snow developing late in the evening.

SAT Snow until about dawn, then light rain showers possible during the day. Proper rain developing late afternoon and continuing at night.

SUN Rain changing to snow early morning, then clearing in the morning to a generally sunny day.

MON Dry for much of the day with sunshine. Light snow developing late afternoon or in the evening.

TUE Persistent snow, heavy at times.

WED Persistent snow, heavy at times.

THU Light snow at times.

FRI Dry.

HOTHAM/FALLS

FRI Early fog then a dry day with lots of sunshine. Light snow developing late in the evening.

SAT Snow until about dawn, then light rain showers possible during the day - long dry breaks. Proper rain likely through the evening.

SUN Rain changing to snow early morning, then clearing in the morning to a generally sunny late morning and afternoon.

MON Dry all day with sunshine. Light snow developing in the evening.

TUE Persistent snow, heavy at times.

WED Persistent snow, heavy at times.

THU Light snow at times.

FRI Dry. Sunshine likely.

SNOWY MOUNTAINS

FRI Early fog then a dry day with lots of sunshine.

SAT Snow until about dawn, then light rain showers possible during the day and evening - long dry breaks.

SUN Rain early. Changing to snow in the morning, then clearing for a dry and generally sunny afternoon.

MON Dry all day with sunshine. Light snow developing in the evening.

TUE Persistent snow, heavy at times.

WED Persistent snow, heavy at times.

THU Light snow at times.

FRI Dry. Sunshine likely.

For updates on what drives the current weather pattern, see the latest projections for the Southern Annular Mode (SAM).

DETAILS FOR YOUR RESORT FROM THE EURO MODEL:

Mt Buller | Hotham | Falls Creek | Mt Baw Baw 
Perisher | Thredbo | Charlotte Pass | Selwyn 
Lake Mountain | Mt Stirling | Ben Lomond | Mt Mawson 
Mt Dandenong | Mt Donna Buang | Mt Macedon | Mt William | Mt Buffalo | Mt Wellington



 

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