Jun 2013

The deep low out over the Tasman Sea continues to push wet weather over Victoria. This is combining with cold air to produce snow, but the precipitation will ease overnight. So, we have only very light snow left, and it will clear completely tomorrow afternoon, as our next high moves overhead.

This high will persist to the end of the week, but the cold airmass will too. This encourages dry weather and sunshine, and temperatures dipping well below freezing.

A new low pressure system will cross the Bight, approaching Victoria on Friday. It has tropical moisture coming down from the northwest, and will get a new shot of very cold air - which would do great things to produce snow over the alps. The only problem is - where will the low go?

Most of the weather models have the low moving north and weakening, but I have a feeling that this will change. The last time step on ACCESS R (Friday 10am) shows the low remains somewhat linked to the westerly flow. This model has proven to be the first one to jump onto a new thing, a few times in the past, and we can't ignore its connection to the westerlies.

So, there is the potential for a big snow system this weekend.

Rest of Tuesday

Light snow at times, easing overnight (above 1200 metres).


Light snow clearing. Sunny breaks in the afternoon.




Cloud building.


Potential for snow.

Outlook: It all depends on where this low moves...

Updated: 7:00pm - Tuesday 18 / 06 / 2013

* Courtesy of Jane's Weather.