Jane Bunn - Snow Forecast

Fri 08:00am 22 Sep


A high to our east is producing warm weather. 

Its dry today (Friday) with lots of sunshine and fairly light winds. 

A strong front arrives later on Saturday. Dry for most of the day with a strong northerly wind (likely to reach lift wind hold). There is the chance of showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening but most will stay dry. 

The air is marginally cool on Sunday, with persistent precipitation in a westerly wind - falling as snow above 1800 metres and rain below. It cools further on Monday and we change to snow above 1400 metres. Expect 20 to 30 cm above 1800 metres (Sunday and Monday), and around 10 cm for the lower slopes (Monday)

Its turns dry early on Tuesday as the next high moves through. We're warm again on Wednesday, and dry through the day. Showers develop at night ahead of the next weather system. 

A cold front will fall across the southeast on Thursday, with a feed of tropical moisture. The snow level looks to be between 2000 and 2200 metres, so it is all rain below that. We're looking at 15 to 25 mm in Victoria, and 20 to 40 mm in NSW. 

The next front arrives early next Saturday, and this one is good for the alps. Generally dry on Friday, then persistent snow on Saturday, bringing 10 to 15 cm of snow

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Friday - Lovely. Light winds for most of the day. Dry with lots of sunshine. 

Saturday - Warm and very windy. The chance of showers in the afternoon and evening, but generally dry. 

Sunday - Persistent precipitation, falling as snow above 1800 metres. Breezy to strong winds. 

Monday - Persistent snow above 1400 metres. Moderate to breezy winds. 

Tuesday - Snow clearing before dawn. Dry with lots of sunshine and light winds.  


Resort Forecasts

Mt Buller 

Mt Hotham 

Falls Creek 



Charlotte Pass 


Mt Baw Baw

Lake Mountain 

Mt Stirling 

Ben Lomond 

Mt Mawson 



My summary of what could influence this years snow season, discussing the main drivers of our weather systems, and how much or little of these variables we may see this year. 

Every weather system that pushes across the alps and brings us snow has three main variables: moisture, energy and temperature. Let's see how these look this year.