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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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7:40am Saturday 26 July 2014

Conditions Summary:
There’s still some cloud around, maybe even a flurry, with moderate westerly winds. Should be a great day.

Synoptic Outlook:
A high pressure system approaches from the west today but it’s going to take most of the day to take full control of things, and there should be a few more fine breaks tomorrow, with north-westerlies rising in the afternoon.

Monday those strong north-westerlies continue as a cold front comes up against the high, so another flurry or two are possible. Tuesday that front crosses Tasmania and the Australian Alps just catch the tail, with 2 to 10cm of snow possible before freezing levels rise and a little rain occurs.

Image of the day:

The high slowly takes control, and it’s got the chops to fend that next cold front away to the south. Source:: MetService NZ and BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Saturday 26 July:
A few flurries above 1600m.

Sunday 27 July:
Mostly fine.

Monday 28 July:
North-westerlies and the odd flurry.

Tuesday 29 July:
Strong north-westerlies. A little snow followed by a little rain.

Extended Outlook:
The north-westerlies continue Wednesday, then on Friday the high retreats into the Tasman Sea, allowing the next cold front to rear up over the Alps on Thursday/Friday. The model data is talking 30cm, but anywhere from 20 to 50cm is conceivable.

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