by Pete ‘The Frog’ Taylor - Snow Forecasting since 1997
Updated: September 28th, 5:53am

The next month
It's the calm before the storm this morning. Today should be mostly fine with cloud and winds increasing later. The winds could reach gale force about the peaks overnight.

Showers and heavy rain will develop early tomorrow before a cool change see the temps drop and snow start to fall in the mountains. We should see a burst of heavy snow at first and then it should ease and remain light into the night to around 1300-1400m. Id' expect around 10-20cm in the resorts.

Friday should see another front arrive with more snow falling throughout the day. Temps will be a little warmer and the snow level a bit higher around the 1400-1500m level. We should see light falls during the day and slightly heavier later in the day and into the night.

All up across Thursday and Friday we could see around 20-40cm in the resorts.

The snow showers should start to clear on Saturday and we should see a mostly fine closing weekend. The only downside is that the winds will be quite strong about the peaks at times over the weekend.

The good news doesn't stop there, another system due on the 3rd is increasing in strength and at the moment it looks like we could see some more decent snow falling across the 3rd and 4th (although slightly higher level than previous), possibly around 8-15cm. This is only really a benefit for those with strong legs that don't mind a long walk, as the lifts would have closed by then.

Looking long range there is a chance of some snow late on the 11th and into the 12th.


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