A change in the Alps’ prevailing wind to East South Easterly is forecast to usher in new snow-falls across French and Austrian resorts. Freezing altitudes should be dropping to near 1,000m at the weekend, and hover around the 2,000m mark by the beginning of next week. The welcome snow will be preceded by high winds of up to 40km/h on Sunday/Monday, dropping to an acceptable 5-10km/h as the snow drops.
Tignes and Val d’Isère are looking to the heavens for new snow starting in Sunday afternoon. By Tuesday evening the mid stations should be happy recipients of 45cms as heavy snow hits the area.
Val Thorens, Méribel et al look like receiving their latest snow slightly further into next week, as the humidity levels rise to the mid 80-90percents and wind-chill assisted temps at some mid-stations down to -15˚C.
Portes du Soleil
Clear days and nights with little or no wind is the forecast until next Sunday when, temperatures fall, humidity rises and light snow is expected in some resorts along with the now Easterly to South Easterly winds.
La Plagne’s upper reaches are expecting their snow to start on Monday, with Tuesday’s heavy snow yielding 16cms. The same will be true of Les Arcs, where the wind-chill will bring temperatures of -16˚C and snow. The Arcs’ top station should start to see it’s snow falling from Sunday and continue into heavy snow on Tuesday
St Anton is forecast snow showers both today and next Monday, with the wind turning Easterly by next Tuesday afternoon. This, with the rising humidity and falling temperatures may bring more snow as next week unfolds.
- On 12th December 2016