Latest snow forecast
Updated: 3.15pm Friday 14 January 2022
High pressure has dominated the weather in the Alps for some time now and will continue to do so over this weekend and for much of next week, meaning lots more dry and fine weather across the Alps for the next few days.
That said, a weak weather front will clip the north-eastern Alps on Sunday night and Monday, introducing much colder air across all parts of the Alps together with a few light flurries in the northern Austrian Alps.
For the vast majority of regions it will stay dry though, with virtually unbroken sunshine across the central and southern Alps for the next week at least…
Detailed snow forecast:
Saturday will be dry and mostly sunny in the Austrian Alps, with just a few fair-weather clouds affecting the north-east. It will feel quite mild in the sun, with freezing levels between 2300m and 2800m.
Sunday will remain mostly fine, although cloud will increase in the far northern Alps later in the day with a dusting of snow possible to low levels overnight, chiefly in Salzburgland and Upper Austria. Freezing levels will be around or above 2000m early in the day, dropping steadily later.
Monday will see more in the way of cloud, with occasional snow flurries to low levels across the northern Austrian Alps (e.g. Kaprun, Schladming) though not amounting to much. Most areas will stay dry, with the best of any sunshine in the far south (Carinthia). It will feel noticeably colder everywhere, with a brisk northerly wind.
Saturday will be dry and sunny in the French Alps, with freezing levels close to 3000m.
Sunday will also be mostly sunny, though some high cloud will spread into the northern Alps late in the day. It will be colder with freezing levels dropping towards 1400m in the northern French Alps by Saturday night but remaining higher in the southern French Alps.
Sunday will be sunny everywhere but will feel colder with a brisk north or north-easterly wind. Freezing levels will be close to 2000m in the far southern Alps but more typically around 1000m or below in the north.
Monday will remain fine but chilly.
Saturday and Sunday will be sunny across the Italian Alps, with freezing levels typically around 3000m, but dropping a little late on Sunday.
Monday will be colder but remain sunny, with a stiff breeze and freezing levels between 1000m and 2000m (lower in the east, and higher the further west you are).
Saturday will be largely sunny in the Swiss Alps, with freezing levels remaining around 3000m in the west but a fraction lower further east.
Sunday will again be mostly sunny but with increasing high cloud later in the day and the outside chance of a flurry (600-800m) close to the north-eastern foothills overnight. Temperatures will be colder, with freezing levels starting above 2000m but dropping as the day goes on.
Monday will be cold and windy with the odd flake of snow possible close to the north-eastern foothills, but otherwise mostly fine elsewhere, with plenty of sunshine in the central and southern Swiss Alps.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly fine across all Alpine regions. On Thursday and Friday, there is then the possibility of a little snow in the far northern and north-eastern Alps again. Keep checking Today in the Alps for updates!
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