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Skiers planning a weekend of action will have to wait at least another week before Victoria’s resorts are dusted with a decent covering of snow.
Showers are expected to keep the snow away this weekend and Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said next weekend was looking more promising.
“If it does snow, it will be just about the peaks. It is marginal conditions for snow.”
Resorts like Mt Hotham are expecting heavier snow falls in time for the school holidays.
“Mid-next week certainly looks promising with some strong cold fronts moving through on Tuesday and later in the week,” Mr Carlyon said.
“We could see the best snowfalls for the season so far during this time.”
“We could end up from 20cm to 50cm of snow starting from Tuesday up until the following weekend,” Mr Carlyon said.
“It is good timing for school holidays which start at the end of next week.”
Mr Carlyon said there was a prospect of above-average rainfall across the state this winter.
“We are shifting towards a high chance of above average rainfall, but it just depends upon temperature whether that falls as snow or falls as rain.”