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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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With stores in, Erina, Jinadabyne and Parramatta

7:00am Wednesday 27 July 2016

Conditions Summary:
It is cloudy with light snow/flurries in places. Temperatures are around -2 to -3c. Strong westerly winds up top will make it feel much colder so rug up. If you can get up on the mountain today after all the recent snow then consider yourself lucky!

Synoptic Outlook:
Last night’s front makes its exit east this morning - any remaining snow will clear to flurries leaving another classic winter day.

The next couple of days will be dominated by an oversized high which will take its sweet time to trundle north of the Aussie Alps. It will be breezy as the high won’t sit directly overhead. We can expect partly cloudy skies with just the occasional flurry/light rain shower from time to time as a couple of fronts brush the Aussie Alps to the south. The snow guns should be on at night keeping things fresh. The high will shift east towards the Tasman on Saturday while a weak front slides in from the west. North-westerly winds will strengthen importing milder air.

Image Of The Day:

Last night’s cold front has just about done its work. That huge clear space to the west is the incoming high. Source:: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Wednesday 27 July:
Snow/flurries during the morning gradually clearing to leave a partly cloudy day. Moderate to strong westerly winds.

Thursday 28 July:
Partly cloudy. Chance of a light snow shower falling as rain on the lower slopes. Strong westerly winds.

Friday 29 July:
Partly cloudy, the odd flurry falling as rain on the lower slopes. Strong westerly winds.

Saturday 30 July:
Mostly sunny, strengthening north-westerly winds during the afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
A weak cold front will cross the Aussie Alps on Sunday morning. We can expect some light rain in most resorts before skies start to clear during the afternoon in the fronts wake. Moderate (5-15mm) rain will arrive on Monday driven in on strong north-westerly winds in advance of a powerful low moving over Tasmania on Tuesday. The low will throw a cold front our way before heading out into the Tasman on Wednesday but not before driving in snow showers from the south-west as a parting gift. It is still early days for snowfall estimates but 15-30cm is not out of the question on Tuesday and Wednesday. I will update you on this one tomorrow.

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