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.
7:00am Wednesday 2 September 2015
It is mostly clear this morning with a moderate north-westerly wind. Temperatures just above freezing.
Today will be partly cloudy with mild north-westerly winds in advance of a weak low. The temperature will get up to 5-8c before cloud piles in this afternoon as the centre of the low homes in. 8-15 cm of wet snow will fall above 1800m this evening and overnight with sleet on the lower slopes as the low passes over. Tomorrow morning looks better as the snow level lowers in the lows' wake as we start to pull in southerly winds. This will drive in snow showers to give 2-6 cm to 1600m. Showers will taper off to flurries in the afternoon as a high builds in from the west. It will then be mostly fine for Friday and Saturday under the high.
The low out west which seems to have been on this image for a while will finally trot onto the Aussie Alps this evening.:: Source:: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)
Wednesday 2 September:
Partly cloudy and mild. 8-15 cm of wet snow above 1800m this evening and overnight. Sleet or rain on lower slopes.
Thursday 3 September:
2-6 cm of snow down to 1600 m through the morning. Flurries in the afternoon. Strong southerly winds early on may cause problems with wind hold.
Friday 4 September:
Partly cloudy. Calmer.
Saturday 5 September:
Sunday will continue settled under the high. A cold front brushing the Aussie Alps on Monday and Tuesday will give a dusting of snow. High pressure will then build in again, this will warm things up for Thursday into Friday as the centre of the high moves east filtering in north-westerly winds.
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