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Australian Forecast, June 12th  – A Week of Snow Making Ahead on top of Fresh Snow

Published early Wednesday 12th June 2024

It was great watching as the rain turned to snow about the upper mountain yesterday. That has continued overnight, and snow levels are still on their way down, likely reaching low levels by the time you read this. At the time of writing, we’re still waiting for numbers to come in, so be sure to check out the snow reports.

It’s the first substantial snowfall we’ve had in a while and resorts will be able to manufacture a tonne of snow over the next week or so as cold southerlies endlessly blow over the Australian Alps. It’s all thanks to a low which gets stuck in the Tasman Sea. We won’t see much in the way of natural snow during this time, and low-level cloud will push up against us, clagging up the slopes at times.

Mt Baw Baw, Buller, Thredbo and Perisher have opened some terrain for beginners while the others resorts are waiting for conditions to improve.With a forecast like this, we should see that happen with good snowmaking conditions ahead.

Latest pressure analysis and satellite image. Source: The BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Wednesday 12th June

Snow about the mid-upper slopes lowering base levels this morning, then petering out later in the morning with clouds starting to break apart. However, light snow showers will linger into the afternoon on Baw Baw and Buller. Strong, chilly SW winds gradually abate.

Thursday 13th June

A partly cloudy day, with claggy, low visibility conditions possible at the start and end of the day. Cold southerlies ease.

Friday 14th June

A mostly fine day, but low cloud may reduce the visibility at the start and end of the day at some resorts, and light snow showers will show up late on Baw Baw. Cold E-SE breezes.

Saturday 15th June

A partially cloudy, partially sunny day, with a few snow flurries possible in the early part of the day with reduced visibility. Cold S-SE winds

Extended Forecast

Cold southerlies are expected to continue blowing over the Aussie Alps for a few more days before coming to an end around Wednesday 19th June. Resorts will get a good chance to continue making a tonne of snow and we may even see some light snow showers during this time.

The next snowfall event looks possible between Thursday June 20th and Saturday June 22nd.

That’s all from me today folks. The next forecast is Friday, see you then.



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