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Much needed snow falls on the Alps

Drew Casper-Richardson, Sunday June 15, 2014 - 12:11 EST

Up to 20cm of fresh snow has fallen at the resorts overnight on Saturday.

A low over the Tasman Sea directed moisture laden southerly winds and showers over the Snowy Mountains, bringing much needed snow to some resorts.

New South Wales resorts scored the most with 15-20cm reported about the upper parts, the first decent fall since the season began. Snow fell down to around 1500 metres, helping to cover the grass. Below this level though there is still an abundance of grass.

Unfortunately the Victorian resorts didn't do as well with up to 6cm reported. Most resorts south of the border largely missed out though.

Snow showers will clear during Sunday as a high pressure ridge moves over the region. There is more snow on the horizon though with a series of cold fronts due in the next week. The first front should move through late Monday through early Tuesday which will bring falls of 10cm, potentially up to 20cm. A high will then bring ideal overnight snow making conditions, allowing resorts to build up the small base.

The next front should arrive late on Friday or early Saturday bringing a top up of snow just in time for the weekend.

- Weatherzone

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