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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 Friday 28 July 2017

Conditions Summary:
We have snow showers down to 1400m which are gradually clearing to the east. It is feeling cold in a stiff westerly breeze. Temps are currently -1.1c in Perisher Valley. Rise and shine - it should be a great day!

Synoptic Outlook:
Snow will clear east this morning to leave a partly cloudy day with strong westerly winds as a high builds in from the west. It should be a solid day after last night’s snow with cold temps. Winds crank up from the north-west tomorrow as the high drifts east while a cold front lined up to the west sets its sights on the Aussie Alps.

The front will be mostly blocked off to the south. It moves in tomorrow tonight and will give some light r**n. 5-15mm will fall before temperatures drop in the fronts wake on Sunday morning giving us a few light snow showers to 1700m in the afternoon.

It will stay mostly cloudy on Monday with moderate westerly winds between the departed front and a weak high building in to the north. We will have a few light snow showers/flurries down to 1600m but nothing of consequence. How many times have we seen this bitty kind of weather this season!?

Image Of The Day:

The cold front will rapidly exit to the east this morning while a high builds in from the west. :: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Friday 28 July:
Early morning snow (1-5 cm) clearing to leave a partly cloudy day. Cold with moderate westerly winds.

Saturday 29 July:
Sunny. Strong north-westerlies giving problems with wind hold. Mild temps but feeling cold in the strong winds.

Sunday 30 July:
Rain during the early morning hours (5-15mm). Light snow showers or flurries in the afternoon giving a dusting to 1700m. Sleet on the lower slopes. Strong north-westerlies.

Monday 31 July:
Moderate westerly winds. Mostly cloudy with a few flurries giving a dusting in places down to 1500m.

Extended Outlook:
Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly fine under a high. A low originating in SA moves in on Thursday. Not much has changed since yesterday’s analysis. The low will be milder than we’d like with the freezing level hanging at about 1800m. So, for the most part it’ll bring rain. Some models have the low directly hitting the Aussie Alps while others have it passing to the north. At this point I’d say 15-30mm of rain is on the cards with a wet 15cm or so of snow about the peaks down to 1800/1900m. Not ideal I know but we are just going to have to grin and bear it. Things are starting to look better for a pattern change to colder and more traditionally snowy conditions from the second week of August. I have my antenna and everything else firmly crossed.

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