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.
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.
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.
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 BOM Weather Synopsis
A high near New Zealand extends a ridge into southern New South Wales, while a trough lies off the northern coast. This trough is deepening under the influence of an upper-level system, with a low pressure circulated expected to develop within it later this evening. Although this low is expected to remain offshore, the potential for heavy rain with thunderstorms for northern coastal areas remains tonight and tomorrow. This pattern is expected to break down and shift away to the east during the second half of the week as a new high in the Bight strengthens a ridge across the region.