There is snow coming for most resorts this weekend after a few warm days with rain.
Warm northwestly winds have brought a few days of above average temperatures. Perisher has recorded four nights averaging around zero degrees. There has also been precipitation over the resorts but the warmer air has created a messy mix of rain and snow above 1700m. Despite this, snow depths have remained above 90cm for Charlottes Pass, Perisher and Thedbo and above 60cm at Falls Creek and Mount Hotham.
A cold front passing over the southeast of the country today is bringing with it a large pool of cold air and plenty of moisture. Perisher and Thredbo have already reported 2cm of fresh snow this morning, providing fresh powder for the slopes.
This weekend should see between five and 15cm of snow for most resorts falling as low as 1000 metres, possibly lower for the Victorian slopes. Wind will be blowing at more than 40km/h through the alps making for poor visibility.
Next week will see slightly warmer temperatures but snow will continue to fall down to 1600 metres before descending to 1100 metres again late in the week. A constant supply of snow over the next eight days with each day expecting 2-5cm will make for a great week on the slopes.
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19:36 EST Over the past 24 hours, a northwest cloud band has delivered some spectacular rain from the northwest WA to the inland SA and the NT.