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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 Saturday 22 July 2017

Conditions Summary:
It is clear and breezy out there so hold onto your hats. We have temperatures between 0c and -5c. Winds are gale force from the north-west at Thredbo Top Station.

Synoptic Outlook:
It will be sunny but windy today as a weak cold front approaches from the west. The front crosses the Aussie Alps tomorrow morning mostly blocked to the south by an annoying high to the north. Wind hold will be likely tomorrow morning as gale force north-westerlies blow in. light snow showers and flurries will fall during the afternoon down to about 1700/1800m with sleet on the lower slopes. Amounts will be in the 4-15 cm range and the snow that does settle up top will be pretty heavy.

Temperatures will drop on Monday between a high to the north and a low moving towards Tasmania from the west. We will have moderate to strong westerly winds, mostly cloudy skies and a few flurries from time to time. The wind will strengthen again from the north-west on Tuesday as the low throws a cold front our way. Again, most of the moisture from this system will get blocked off to the south. All the same we should get a few light snow showers/flurries down to 1600m, especially during the afternoon/evening.

Image Of The Day:

That big H over the Aussie Alps can mean only one thing…Source:: BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Saturday 22 July:
Sunny with a strong north-westerly wind.

Sunday 23 July:
Gale force north-westerlies in the morning make wind hold likely. Light snow showers/flurries (4-15 cm) down to 1700m in the afternoon/eve. Sleet on the lower slopes.

Monday 24 July:
Mostly cloudy with moderate westerlies, strong about the peaks. A few flurries.

Tuesday 25 July:
Strong north-westerlies, cloudy with light snow showers, especially during the afternoon when 2-5cm will accumulate above 1600m.

Extended Outlook:
We will continue to see further light snow showers on Wednesday between a low way out in the Tasman and a high building rapidly in from the west. We should get 2-5cm on the peaks with sleet on the lower slopes. Thursday will be mostly fine with light winds and a few flurries about the peaks as the high builds over the Aussie Alps. The wind will pick up from the north-west again on Friday as another weak cold front tries to make inroads into the high but gets blocked to the south – how many times have we heard that this winter! At least temperatures will be cold so it’ll be good for snowmaking.

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