Jun 2015

A cold front passed through last night, and now we’re luxuriating in the cold, snow showery flow in behind. Flurries will gradually clear out over the next 24 hours as a high in the Bight muscles into position, but the flow will retain a southerly flavour until early Thursday, which will keep temperatures in check and allow the snow makers to clock some serious hours between now and Thursday.

The main area of uncertainty in the forecast surrounds a front that will try to approach on Wednesday night, grinding to a halt in the Bight as is comes up against the high to the east and another ridge strengthening over South Australia. It looks like this feature will cross the Alps on Thursday as a weak trough. The awesome thing is that it doesn’t bring any warm air in ahead of itself, so whatever precipitation it can provide will fall as snow, even if it’s just 5 to 10cm on Thursday/Friday, right in time for opening weekend.