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A week of snow to come

Guy Dixon, Friday July 4, 2014 - 15:28 EST

Heavy snow falls are expected to build on the 1.3 metre snow base in the coming week with a series of cold fronts set to sweep across the nation.

A low and associated front is currently situated over southeastern parts of the nation and is producing gusty, cool showers about southeastern parts of South Australia, western Victoria and even the odd thundery shower over western parts of Tasmania.

This weekend is set to see some decent snow falls over the Snowy Mountains with the moisture that this front will distribute. Alpine resorts can expect a decent dump of around 10-20 centimetres on Saturday falling to around 1500 metres backed up by the odd light snow flurry on Sunday.

The system which really has the snow sport community talking about, is one that is expected to arrive mid-way through next week. A strong cold front will once again steer icy, moist air over the Alps to deliver potentially up to 50 centimetres over Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th. Despite westerly winds being a little brisk, this snow should fall as beautiful powder as low as 1200 metres.

Another front may bring a renewed burst of snow showers on Friday before conditions ease through the weekend, allowing bluebird conditions to ensue early into the following week.

- Weatherzone

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