AN ACTIVE WEEK IN THE TASMAN – SNOW WATCH OUTLOOK.
Issued 6:00am Monday morning 8/7/2019
QUICK FIRE SUMMARY.
Please note we’ve seen changes to Sunday this week – source town pages and our live feed for the latest. Snow is now likely about the eastern ranges/hills on Sunday; great news for local fields.
Our current cooler south-westerly airflow will switch to the nor-west on Wednesday and continue for the remainder of the week. The end result – milder, windier and dry out east with little or no snow while the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters will experience some rain and snow at higher elevations at various levels of intensity from Wednesday. Temple Basin & Ohau will be fighting it out for top dog this week!
So lean pickings once again but there are signs of colder air and our more traditional southerlies as we move into the following week. Stay tuned with our ‘Live Weather Feed’.
Monday 8 July
A fantastic day for our eastern fields. Sunny skies with a few cloudy periods in the east. Cooler SW airflow across the country. No snow.
Tuesday 9 July
Sunny skies with high cloud developing ahead of our next system in the Tasman. Winds will tend to the nor-west and may become strong especially about the tops from midday. No snow.
Wednesday 10 July
Heavy rain at times about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters falling as snow above 1700m. Scattered spill over snow and rain out east. The potential for some more sustained and heavy snow for the Ohau fields & Temple Basin. Further east strong to gale force nor-west and scattered spill over sleety, snow showers about higher sections. The potential for 1-5cm out east from Craigiburn above 1600-1700m. Heavier falls and accumulations for Lake Ohau and Temple Basin; possible 35cm + for Temple depending on temperatures.
Outlook – Thursday through to Sunday
Active in the Tasman with a number of systems and fronts with snow potential for our western fields – Temple Basin and Ohau. Nor-west winds, gale at various stages for the remainder of our eastern fields = high freezing levels 1800m +. Spill over snow/sleety showers out east. Winds may affect operations at various stages – higher chance on Friday.
The overall bigger picture becomes more complex during middle stages of the month; especially from the 17th with some very cold air and snow to low levels possible.
Our Porters & Mt Hutt forecast provide the only moderated 1-7 day forecast available – simply unmatched. No generic computer generated content/numbers.
Please note we may see changes – keep up to date with town pages and our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for on-going overage and developments.
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