Aug 2013

A cold front will sweep across Victoria on Friday, and we should see a decent dump of snow. Why?:

  • The high to our north is actually quite weak, and the front gets a secondary push from a front in behind it.
  • There is plenty of moisture coming with this system.
  • The timing means that it won't warm up too much, after a cold night tonight.

A high moves through on the weekend, so this snowfall wraps up quickly and it should be dry for much of the weekend.

A double front will move through on Monday. This system is strong, and should deliver large snowfalls, but it will begin as rain. This system is likely to change with each model run, so details are useless now...

Friday into early Saturday: 20 to 40 cm, but cannot rule out 60 cm.

Monday: 20 to 30 cm.


Persistent snow (above 1400 metres, rising above 1500 metres from the afternoon).


Snow showers in the morning (above 1500 metres), then dry with some sunshine.


Dry, but it may be quite cloudy.


Rain gradually turning to snow (and lowering throughout).

Outlook: Snow persists on Tuesday, before clearing later in the day. ...

* Commentary above Courtesy of Jane's Weather.