The Grasshopper – The Latest Snow Forecast

The Grasshopper – The Latest Snow Forecast

Some say he hatched one summer on a Himalayan plateau. As cold Autumn winds set in, he stumbled upon a scrap of goretex shed by some unfortunate climber and turned it into the smallest snowsuit ever. Then he strapped himself into a nearby leaf and carved his way down the mountains, hitching a ride with some hikers back to civilisation.

Now Mountainwatch’s resident meteorology sensei, this season we can expect a lot from the little critter. His beloved monthly outlooks across Australia and New Zealand as we lead up to opening day will be joined by forecasts three days per week through June, and culminate with a daily forecast throughout all of July and August. No doubt he’ll be run off his feet, so it’s a good thing he has six.

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DETAILED FORECAST
  • AUSTRALIA
  • New Zealand

Friday 21 September

 

Synoptic Outlook:

It’s another stunning spring day today as a high builds over us. Westerlies will pick up on Saturday as the high moves out to the east, then asuper weak cold front will bring a southerly change and a snowflake or two on Sunday. High pressure will build again on Monday with more sunshine on the cards.

 

Image Of The Day:

 

It’ll be mostly sunny this week, but we may see a couple of snowflakes on Sunday. Source:: Metservice (vandilised by the Grasshopper)

 

Friday 21 September:

A cracking sunny day with westerly breezes.

 

Saturday 22 September:

Mostly sunny with westerly winds.

 

Sunday 23 September:

A sunny morning, then cloud will build in the afternoon with a snowflake or two falling on Victorian resorts as winds change southerly.

 

Monday 24 September:

A snow flurry on NSW resorts before dawn, then it’ll clear to a mint day. The southerly breeze will die away.

 

Extended Outlook:

The high will wander into the Tasman Sea on Wednesday allowing warm northerlies to pick up. Another super weak front will brush over us on Thursday with only a spot of drizzle, before colder SW winds develop next Friday with snow flurries on upper slopes. We may see a slightly more vigorous front hit next Saturday with an even colder airmass sweeping over us accompanied by snow showers!

 

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Friday 21 September

 

Synoptic Outlook:

A low rolls up the west coast and over the Far North today, dragging a brief southerly and a snow flurry over the country. A ridge will wander up the South Island during Saturday, spreading sunshine and spring joy, while S-SE winds continue to blow over the North Island. Winter will return when a juicy cold front dumps powder onto the Southern Lakes during the second half of Sunday, then it’ll do the same for Canterbury and Ruapehu as it continues north during Monday.

 

Image Of The Day:

 

A mixed bag today, but brace yourselves folks, winter is coming! Source:: Metservice (vandilised by the Grasshopper)

 

Friday 21 September:

A morning snow flurry for the Southern Lakes, then it’ll start clearing up this afternoon and winds will be light. Canterbury will start out with just high cloud, but cloud will build and there’ll be a snow flurry or two this afternoon as southerly winds push in. Rain showers developing on Ruapehu later this morning with westerly breezes.

 

Saturday 22 September:

A sunny spring day for the South Island with a W-SW breeze. Cloud will gradually clear to a mint day on Ruapehu while a SE breeze blows.

 

Sunday 23 September:

It’ll be mostly fine and sunny across the country, but high cloud will build over the South Island during the afternoon and it’ll start dumping snow onto the Southern Lakes in the evening. W-NW winds pick up over the South Island, and southerlies will swing to the west on Ruapehu.

 

Monday 24 September:

Snow for everyone! There could be heavy falls, especially in Canterbury. Strong, freezing SW winds spread up the country.

 

Extended Outlook:

Wintery conditions continue as freezing SW winds keep showering snow onto the Southern Lakes and Ruapehu during Tuesday. Another surge of freezing SW winds on Wednesday will dump more powder over the country, then it will finally settle down on Thursday once a ridge builds. The next weather system is likely to hit next weekend. This one’s not looking particularly cold, so we could have a mix of rain and snow.

 

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Who is The Grasshopper

Some say he hatched one summer on a Himalayan plateau. As cold Autumn winds set in, he stumbled upon a scrap of goretex shed by some unfortunate climber and turned it into the smallest snowsuit ever. Then he strapped himself into a nearby leaf and carved his way down the mountains, hitching a ride with some hikers back to civilisation.

Now Mountainwatch’s resident meteorology sensei, this season we can expect a lot from the little critter. His beloved monthly outlooks across Australia and New Zealand as we lead up to opening day will be joined by forecasts three days per week through June, and culminate with a daily forecast throughout all of July and August. No doubt he’ll be run off his feet, so it’s a good thing he has six.