Weather

Great looking week ahead for snow resorts

Craig McIntosh, 25 August 2019

A mix of sunny and warmer than average days and cold, snowy days will greet skiers and snowboarders at the resorts this week.

A relatively weak cold front has crossed the alpine areas of NSW and Victoria, and the highlands of Tasmania, leaving a few flurries in its wake on Sunday. High pressure will become firmly positioned over the mainland resorts on Monday and Tuesday, leading to mainly clear skies and warmer than average days. In Tasmania, persistent westerly winds on Monday and another weak front on Tuesday should keep the odd flurry coming both days.

A cold front will cross the mountains and highlands on Wednesday, bringing the best day of snow this coming week. Widespread snowfalls of 5-10cm should blanket the resorts by early Thursday, adding to an already bumper season.

A pool of cold air looks to move over southeastern Australia on Thursday, possibly bringing further snowfalls to NSW and Victoria’s alpine areas, but least of all will bring very cold temperatures, preventing melt and keeping the snow dry and powdery. Look out for icy patches in the morning.

Snowfalls should then be pretty light on until midway through the following week, when there are indications of a significant cold front.