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Early snow heading to Australian Alps

A cold front is surging across southern Australia today and will reach the Alps on Sunday morning. Initially the front will bring areas of rain, but as the wind changes direction and the temperature plummets snow will begin to grace the mountainside.

Conditions will ease back on Monday before the next front arrives on Tuesday. 

There is considerably more uncertainty regarding the impact of this front as there is likely to be some form of low pressure system associated with it. What this means is that the Alps will receive anything between 5cm and 15cm as an average for the resorts. It also means that snow could fall on parts of the Central Tablelands, but we’ll have to wait and see.

In total the main resorts should see a total of 10-20cm from the event. In the following week high pressure looks to take hold, leading to cold and frosty nights and cool sunny days. Hopefully another front will arrive just in time before the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and the start of the snow season.

– By Rob Sharpe, Weatherzone


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