Weather in the Snowy Mountains can be very unpredictable at any time during the year, so do be aware of what weather conditions are daily and be prepared.
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 both Thredbo and Perisher resorts.
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 broad high pressure system over southeast Australia is slowly drifting east to be centred over the Tasman Sea by Saturday. A cold front is expected to skim across southern New South Wales early Sunday as the high weakens, before a second, stronger cold front moves across the state on Monday and Tuesday. The front may deepen into a low pressure system offshore later Tuesday then contract further east as a new high pressure system is forecast to move into the west during the mid week.
To see other town weather forecasts cross the Snowy Mountains region,
Click on the drop down box arrow below to the right.