Snowy Mountains Weather
Snowy Mountains Forecast
Monday Mostly clear. Medium (40%) chance of snow showers about the ranges early this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds SW 25 to 35 km/h turning W 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Tuesday Mostly sunny. Morning frost. Medium (50%) chance of snow showers about the alpine peaks in the evening. Winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening.
Wednesday Cloudy. Patches of morning frost. High (80%) chance of showers or snow about the alpine peaks, tending medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds W/NW 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h early in the morning.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Patches of morning frost in the north. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 900 metres. Winds W 25 to 35 km/h turning SW during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Friday Mostly sunny. Patches of morning frost. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the ranges, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day.
Snowy Mountains Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
|Snow tending to rain
||-1||6||80%||< 1mm||Severe||SW 21||90||SW 24||71|
||-4||1||40%||< 1mm||Severe||WSW 17||89||WSW 14||79|
||-7||-3||40%||< 1mm||Severe||SW 11||100||SW 10||100|
|Frost then sunny
||-4||9||40%||< 1mm||Severe||SW 23||87||SW 26||47|
||-7||-3||40%||< 1mm||Severe||SW 12||100||SW 11||100|
||-7||-2||40%||< 1mm||Severe||SW 36||88||SW 36||81|
Two men stranded for nearly 24 hours with their sports car in deep snow at Mount Field, about 75 kilometres north-west of Hobart, have been rescued.
Rare snowfalls have blanketed the most unlikely parts of Tasmania, with farmers along the north-west coast waking up to white paddocks.
A former employee at the Grantham quarry has told the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry that quarry waste was not used to build embankment walls around the site.