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Australian Alps Detailed Forecast

The Mountainwatch Detailed Forecast is provided by our resident meteorology sensei "The Grasshopper". The analysis is issued every morning and is intended to provide an additional human element to the automated forecast data provided above. Sometimes we won't agree exactly with the model data - but if we ever call something significantly different we'll do our best to explain why.

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7:00am Sunday 25 June 2017

Conditions Summary:
It is much colder this morning with temperatures between -3c and -8c. Watch out for the wind chill – we have 44km/h NW winds recorded at 6am at Thredbo Top Station. It is partly cloudy.

Synoptic Outlook:
Not much has changed from yesterday’s forecast… at least in the short term. A weak cold front to the south-west of the Aussie Alps will scrape by this afternoon/overnight giving us a few light snow showers/flurries. We are taking centimetres here. 1-5cm will be the mostly likely outcome in most resorts. The problem is the front will get squeezed to death by a high building in from the west.

The high will be in control for Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be partly cloudy with moderate north-westerly winds as a front slides to the south of the Aussie Alps.

Image Of The Day:

The cold front to the south-west will give us a few flakes today. It is mostly KO’ed by the high spreading in from the west. Source:: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Sunday 25 June:
Partly cloudy. Snow showers/flurries this afternoon/eve will continue overnight to give trace amounts to 5cm by Monday morning down to 1200m. Moderate to strong westerly winds.

Monday 26 June:
Partly cloudy with a few light snow showers possible during the morning. Light to moderate westerly winds.

Tuesday 27 June:
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 28 June:
Partly cloudy. Moderate north-westerly winds.

Extended Outlook:
So, the models are in better agreement about the second half of this week and it isn’t good news. I was hopeful that a low would push in from the SW and give us a moderate dump of the white stuff. The long and short of it is that the evil high still has the upper hand and will push in from the west scuppering our chances. A cold front does look like it will swing by to the south on Thursday but it will be blocked from delivering any meaningful snow (up to 5cm is the likely outcome). The high will dominate the weather on Friday and Saturday meaning it will be mostly fine.

Sunday 2 July through to Tuesday 4 July have a moderate chance of us seeing snow from a low skimming the region. Model agreement on the placement of the low is not great so I will
refrain from talking about specifics this far out.

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