Latest snow forecast

Updated: 6.40pm Friday 10 February 2017

The weather is settling down across the Alps just in time for the busy first half term week – but not before there has been a little more snow for some southern regions.

 

Any snow this weekend will be mostly light, and mostly confined to parts of the central/western Italian and southern French Alps. Elsewhere it will be mostly dry and increasingly mild, thanks to the Foehn.

 

Except for a few early flurries in the south-western Italian Alps, next week will be fine and sunny, with chilly nights but pleasantly mild afternoons. 

Detailed forecast:

Austria

Saturday will be quite cloudy in the southern Austrian Alps, especially in Carinthia, where the odd shower or flurry (900m) is possible early on. Generally speaking though it will be dry with good sunny spells and very mild temperatures in the north (thanks to the Foehn).

 

Sunday and Monday will be dry with sunny spells and mild temperatures, with freezing levels typically at around 1500-2000m. 

Kitzbühel, Austria – Weather to ski – Snow forecast, 10 February 2017 Sunset in Kitzbühel, where lots of dry fine weather is expected next week – 10 February 2017 – Photo: kitz.net

France

Saturday will see variable cloud and occasional bright or sunny spells, especially early in the day.  There will also be a few showers or flurries (snow 1200-1500m), mostly in the southern Alps and later in the day, but not amounting to much.

 

Sunday and Monday will be mostly dry. The best of any sunshine will be in the northern and western French Alps away from the Italian border. The thickest cloud will be on the Italian border, especially further south where the odd flurry is still possible. 

Morzine, France – Weather to ski – Snow forecast, 10 February 2017 Lovely weather in Morzine this afternoon, with more of the same expected next week – 10 February 2017 – Photo: morzine.com

Italy

Saturday and Sunday will see variable cloud, thickest in the central and western Italian Alps (e.g. Aosta valley) where a few flurries (800-1000m) are expected. However, many places will stay dry.

 

Monday will be mostly dry with sunny spells, but a few flurries are still possible in the far south-west (southern Piedmont). 

Champoluc, Italy – Weather to ski – Snow forecast, 10 February 2017 A little fresh snow in Champoluc today with more possible this weekend, though next week will be mostly dry and sunny – 10 February 2017 – Photo: regione.vda.it

Switzerland

Saturday and Sunday will see plenty of cloud in the far south close to the Italian border where a few flurries (1000-1200m) are possible. Elsewhere it will be mostly dry with hazy sunshine but also some areas of high cloud. It will feel mild in the central and northern Alps under the Foehn.

 

Monday will be dry with sunny spells and mild temperatures, especially in the north. 

St Moritz, Switzerland – Weather to ski – Snow forecast, 10 February 2017 Cloudy with light snow in St Moritz this evening, but next week will be dry – 10 February 2017 – Photo: snow-eye.com

Outlook:

The rest of the week should be dry, mostly sunny and increasingly mild across the Alps. 

Next detailed snow forecast will be on Wednesday 15 February 2017, but see Today in the Alps for daily updates