Low pressure and light winds will bring bitingly cold temperatures and sunny intervals this week to the Alps.
After a fairly settled week with a light snowfall on Wednesday night into Thursday, it looks set to be more of the same this week. Low pressure will dominate this week and, with the Jetstream anchored to the south of the Iberian Peninsula, it is going to be a cold week, but thankfully very settled with light winds. Daytime temperatures will have “highs” of -7ºC and, even though winds will be light and variable in direction in the main, at around 5 to 10km/h, the wind chill factor will make this feel more like -11ºC, so wrap up well. Nighttime lows will be very chilly at around -13ºC in resort.
The sunniest day of the week looks like being Thursday and, with very light winds of around 5km/h, this will definitely feel like the warmest day of the week. A ridge of low pressure, at around 1012 Mb extends across the Alps and with wide isobars all week should ensure light winds and no lift disruptions. The freeze height will stay at around 1000 metres all week, really good news for the snow condition this week!