Snowy Mountains Climate

Alpine Areas
The sub-alpine areas experience generally fine and sunny weather with warm to hot days and cool nights in summer and cool to warm days and cold nights in winter.

As the area varies from tablelands to the highest mountains in Australia, naturally the weather conditions vary according to altitude. In the lower districts temperatures range from around 9 to 28 degrees celsius in summer and between -5 and 16 degrees celsius during winter. At any time of the year it is advisable to always include some warm clothing for the occasional cold summer night. Rainfall also varies considerably between the alpine and sub-alpine areas. Generally, the sub-alpine annual average is between 400 and 500mm with only an occasional snowfall.

Click to view monthly climate statistics collected by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.