Latest snow forecast

Updated: 8.30pm Tuesday 23 January 2018

The weather in the Alps has now settled down again, though not for very long.

 

Wednesday will be completely dry but by Thursday afternoon the next storm will already be making its presence felt across some south-western parts of the Alps

 

On Friday the bad weather will become more generalised, with the heaviest snow in the south (e.g. Monte Rosa region, Madesimo, St Moritz, Passo Tonale).

Detailed forecast:

Austria

Wednesday will be dry and sunny in the Austrian Alps, above any low level cloud or fog patches. It will also be mild with freezing levels as high as 2900min the west, but a little lower further east.

 

Thursday will be more variable with some good sunny spells but also some areas of cloud. It will feel a little cooler but still be mild with freezing levels between 1600m and 2500m (south to north).

 

Friday will be cloudy with showers in the far south (Carinthia, Osttirol), and some snow above 1100-1400m. Elsewhere it should be mostly dry, though there may be the odd shower in places.

St Anton, Austria – Weather to ski – Snow forecast, 23 January 2018 Dusk in St Anton – 23 January 2018 – Photo: stantonamarlberg.com

France

Wednesday will be dry and mostly sunny in the French Alps, above any low-lying cloud/fog patches. It will also be very mild with freezing levels between 2500m and 3000m.

 

Thursday will see some sunny spells but also thickening cloud, especially in the southern Alps where a few showers (snow 1500m) are possible later.

 

Friday will be mostly cloudy with showers or longer spells of snow. The rain/snow limit will be around or below 1000m in the north but closer to 1500m in the far south. 

Châtel, France – Weather to ski – Snow forecast, 23 January 2018 Sunny skies this afternoon above Châtel – 23 January 2018 – Photo: valdabondance.com

Italy

Wednesday will be dry and mostly sunny in the Italian Alps, but also mild with freezing levels between 2000m and 2800m (east to west).

 

Thursday will start mostly dry but thickening cloud will bring a few showers to some central western parts of the Italian Alps later (snow 1400m).

 

Friday will see more general snowfall across the Italian Alps with a rain/snow limit somewhere between 1100m and 1500m. 

Switzerland

Wednesday will be dry in the Swiss Alps, with plenty of sunshine above any low level cloud/fog patches. It will also be very mild with freezing levels close to 3000m in places.

 

Thursday will be mostly dry but cloud will thicken up with the chance of the odd shower (snow 1500m) in the far south later.

 

Friday will see more general precipitation with the rain/snow limit between 700m and 1300m. 

Outlook:

Saturday will see further snow in places for a time, especially in the eastern Alps, before the weather settles down again everywhere by Sunday. 

Our next detailed snow forecast will be on Friday 26 January 2018, but see Today in the Alps for daily updates