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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 20 August 2017

Conditions Summary:
Skies are clear and it’s colder than a polar bear’s toenails out there. -8° up top of Thredbo.

Synoptic Outlook
When you’ve got 300 babies with six legs each, ski rental can be a real kick in the wallet, but it’s gonna be worth it today! The winds have eased right back as the high pressure takes over and we are looking at a primo day up there fellow hoppers. Ever seen a grasshopper in a puffer jacket? No? Well today might be your lucky day!

But while we’re all up there enjoying the snow, I am keeping one antenna tuned to the next low pressure approaching along the south coast. This low actually gets a little stalled over southeast Australia tomorrow and sort of fizzles out as it struggles against the high to the east. Given this, I’m staying on the low side for snow estimates for Monday, with most places unlikely to see more than 5cm.

Tuesday and Wednesday look a mix of cloud and perhaps a few flurries as a front crosses Tassie, but it struggles to make any headway further north, against the higher pressures.

Image Of The Day:

Today’s high and tomorrow’s low. Life’s a rollercoaster ain’t it? Source:: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Sunday 20 August:
Mostly fine, temps staying below zero, light winds.

Monday 21 August:
Another 5cm of snow possible. Windy.

Tuesday 22 August:
Partly cloudy. A few cm of snow for Tassie. Moderate westerlies.

Wednesday 23 August:
Flurries and moderate westerlies.

Extended Outlook:
From the end of the week, through the weekend and for the rest of this month really it looks like Tassie is the only place likely to see much of any snow. A series of fronts will scoot past, but high pressure to the north is likely to keep them pushed down south. For now there is no more than a sprinkle for the VIC and NSW resorts on the horizon.

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