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Netweather Blog Alps Ski And Weather Forecast 6th April

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Firstly I must apologise for this not being published on Friday when it was written, I have only just noticed it was still in draft.


Finally we come towards the end of the season, this is the last full blog of the season although there will an update every Friday or Saturday until the end of April.

As expected, it turned unsettled towards the end of last week, however the snow level was high than expected at around 2000-2200m, but still some decent snowfalls did occur above this line.


Again is it set to turn colder over the Alps this week, with winds from the NW, again some uncertainty as to how cold it will turn across the Alps, and how much of the precipitation will fall as snow.

[b]Synoptic Summary[/b]

High Pressure to the South West of the UK, this gives cool northerly winds over the UK and colder air is trying to push south across the Alps further East.

[attachment=132909:6 Apr.JPG]

The whole system edges further east on Sunday, so the coldest air never quite makes it to the Alps, but still quite cool here.

[attachment=132908:6 Apr +48.JPG]

For next week, there is low pressure over the UK with North Westerly winds, these winds will push over the Alps, gradually turning it more unsettled and colder towards next weekend,

[attachment=132907:6 Apr +96.JPG]

[attachment=132915:6 Apr + 144.JPG]

[b]Alps Detail [/b]

[b]Freezing Levels (noon)[/b]
[b]Sat 7 Apr - [/b]1400-1800m North, 1800m-2200m Central, 2200m-2400m South
[b]Sun [/b][b]8 Apr[/b][b] - [/b]800-1000m E Austria, 1000-1600m Central and other East, 1800m-2200m French Alps, SW Switzerland, SE Austria and North Central Italy
[b]Mon [/b][b]9 Apr[/b][b] - [/b]1600-2200m generally, lower in parts of Italy and E Austria 1200-1400m
[b]Tue [/b][b]10 Apr[/b][b]-[/b] 2200-2500m generally, lower in parts of N Italy and southern parts of Austria and Switzerland 1300-1800m
[b]Wed [/b][b]11[/b][b] Apr[/b][b] - [/b]1200m-1500m France, N Switzerland, Germany and NW Austria, 1600-2200m elsewhere
[b]Thur [/b][b]12 [/b][b]Apr[/b][b] -[/b] 14200m to 1800m generally
[b]Fri [/b][b]13[/b][b] Apr[/b][b] -[/b] 1500m to 2000m generally, 2000m to 2200m France, Switzerland, and W Austria

[b]Freezing Levels (6am)[/b]
[b]Sat 7 Apr - [/b]1400-1800m North, 1800m-2100m elsewhere
[b]Sun [/b][b]8 Apr[/b][b] - [/b]0-600m North and East, 600-1000m generally, 1000-1400m Italy
[b]Mon [/b][b]9 Apr[/b][b] - [/b]600-900m Austria, 1200-1500m Central and West
[b]Tue [/b][b]10 Apr[/b][b]-[/b] variable 1000m to 2000m
[b]Wed [/b][b]11[/b][b] Apr[/b][b] - [/b]1200-1400m North West, 1600m to 2200m elsewhere
[b]Thur [/b][b]12 [/b][b]Apr[/b][b] -[/b] 1000m to 1200m generally
[b]Fri [/b][b]13[/b][b] Apr[/b][b] -[/b] 1000m to 1200m generally, 1800 to 2200m far west

[b]Alps Daily Summaries[/b]

[b]Sat 7 Apr[/b]- Unsettled conditions across the Alps, with widespread heavy showers, SL around 1400m north, 1800m south, but this dropping from the north during the day. Showers heaviest during the morning and overnight, fading away during the evening. [attachment=132914:6 Apr Alps.JPG]

[b]Sun 8 Apr - [/b]A drier day than Saturday but some patchy precipitation for Western Austria for the afternoon, [SL 800-1200m]. [attachment=132910:6 Apr Sun Alps.JPG]

[b]Mon [/b][b]9 Apr [/b][b] - [/b]A mostly dry day over the Alps, but precipitation moving south to the German Alps later in the day, [SL 1400-1600m]

[b]Tue [/b][b]10 Apr [/b][b] -[/b] A front moving into the western Alps during the morning, and this giving heavy precipitation for many western areas, more especially for the French Alps during the morning, this spreading across Switzerland by evening. [SL 1800m dropping to 1400m later]

[b]Wed [/b][b]11 Apr [/b][b]- [/b]The precipitation easing overnight in the far west but heavy in Switzerland and later into western Austria. By afternoon, showers for the Western Alps, with heavy precipitation for Austria and Eastern Italy, [SL 1400m North and West, 1800m South and East). The precipitation continuing through the evening, again heavy in places with the Snow level dropping to 1000m-1200m.[attachment=132913:6 Apr Wed Alps.JPG] [attachment=132912:6 apr Wed Alps b.JPG]

[b]Thu [/b][b]12 Mar - [/b]Patchy precipitation for much of the Alps, but heavier for a time in Eastern Austria. [SL 1000-1200m) [attachment=132911:6 apr Thur.JPG]

[b]Fri [/b][b]13 Mar[/b] - Any precipitation in Eastern areas drying out, much drier to the west.
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