Weather in the Snowy Mountains can be very unpredictable at times, so it is a good idea to become aware of what weather conditions are daily.
In winter the weather can be extreme and snow and blizzards can occur at short notice. It is advisable to keep an eye on winter weather so you know how many layers to wear and also to be aware on the roads when there is snow or possibly ice.
You can see snow reports, snow cams, weather situations and road conditions here on our weather pages for Thredbo and Perisher.
If you are out hiking in summer you want to know what the wind is doing up high, will there be visibility and what temperature to expect. After all, you don’t want to be the furthermost point from home when you realise you should have packed an extra layer or a rain jacket.
Use our weather station here and Snowy Mountains synopsis update to find out the details of the town you are visiting, and always be prepared. Be aware that in the high alpine the wind speed can drastically affect the weather and temperatures, so factor this in before you leave.
Current Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Weather Synopsis
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast, while a of low pressure is traversing the southern inland. This trough will continue moving through remaining southern and central districts today, bringing a cooler change, before stalling in the northeast on Wednesday. Behind this, a high south of the Bight is expected to strengthen during the second half of the week, pushing a ridge along the New South Wales coast while a trough lingers over the inland. Winds and seas along the northern coast may increase at the end of the week due to the presence of Tropical Cyclone Oma in the region, although there is currently a fair level of uncertainty regarding its movement and intensity.
Click on drop down box to the right for other Snowy Mountains town’s weather forecast