Latest snow forecast

Updated: 12.15pm Wednesday 15 February 2017

High pressure is currently dominating the weather in the Alps. Expect plenty of sunshine on Wednesday and Thursday, and again over the weekend.

 

Friday will see a temporary deterioration in the weather in the Alps, with snow for some northern parts, but generally speaking only in modest quantities…

Detailed forecast:

Austria

The rest of Wednesday will be gloriously sunny with freezing levels typically close to 2500m.

 

It will remain mostly sunny on Thursday though will turn a fraction cooler.

 

Friday will see more in the way of cloud with some showery rain/snow, mostly in the northern half of the Alps. The rain/snow limit will start at around 1000-1200m but will lower later. Snowfall totals on Friday are expected to be fairly modest at about 5-15cm. 

Hochkönig, Austria – Weather to ski – Snow forecast, 15 February 2017 Clear blue skies in Austria today. This is Hochkönig – 15 February 2017 – Photo: hochkoenig.com

France

The rest of Wednesday and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with freezing levels typically around 2100m.

 

Friday will see more in the way of cloud, especially in the northern half of the Alps, with a few showers here and there (snow 1500m) but not amounting to much. The far south should remain fairly sunny. 

Val Thorens, France – Weather to ski – Snow forecast, 15 February 2017 Blue skies in Val Thorens today – 15 February 2017 – Photo: valthorens.com

Italy

The rest of Wednesday and Thursday will be mostly sunny with freezing levels typically between 2100 and 2600m.

 

Friday will see a bit more in the way of cloud, especially close to the border areas, but except for the odd light shower most places it will stay dry and there will still be some sunny spells here and there. 

Monterosa Ski, Italy – Weather to ski – Snow forecast, 15 February 2017 Beautiful weather in the Monte Rosa region – 15 February 2017 – Photo: monterosa-ski.com

Switzerland

The rest of Wednesday and Thursday should remain mostly sunny with freezing levels typically around 2100-2500m.

 

Friday will see more in the way of cloud, with some showery outbreaks in the northern Swiss Alps (snow 1300-1500m but lowering later). A few centimetres are expected here and there, with 15cm locally in the central northern Swiss Alps. 

Scuol, Switzerland – Weather to ski – Snow forecast, 15 February 2017 Cloudless in eastern Switzerland this afternoon. This is Scuol – 15 February 2017 – Photo: scuol.ch

Outlook:

Early showers/flurries will clear the far eastern Alps on Saturday morning, then all regions can expect a fine weekend with plenty of sunshine.

Next detailed snow forecast will be on Wednesday 22 February 2017, but see Today in the Alps for daily updates