Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 08.01.16

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike

Well, we had weeks of groundhog day sun and now the reverse. Today was a battle between not going too high because of the wind and not too low because of the sleet. A virtually unsolvable conundrum, which I spent less than 90 minutes trying to solve 😉  The visibility was also poor, but the pistes are/will be in great condition.

The weather remains as unpredictable as an English Lotto win! Tomorrow will see rain/sleet/snow showers through the day with a snow level of around 1800m. The winds on high should be a little less. Order is returned on Sunday for a day of snow to a level below Tignes Les Brevieres but the winds will pick up during the afternoon. I rarely use hyperbole but currently Monday’s weather is approaching biblical. Again, snow all day down to lowish levels but the wind will be howling – standby for a day in the chalet or on the village drag lifts at best. It will still be very windy with snow showers on Tuesday but the sun may make the odd brief appearance. Wednesday will be a mixed bag but the accuracy of the forecasts for then is low.

The avalanche risk tomorrow will be 4 out of 5.

For the travellers, the whole of the UK will see showers and gusty winds when it is raining but nothing too alarming. There is a slight chance that Leeds will disappear in hill fog until breakfast. Over here will be showery with the odd respite in the afternoon. As currently published, the cloud levels and visibility should not cause issues – but Chambery’s forecast does not include the lowish cloud that Lyon is forecasting. Like last week if the forecaster changes his mind there might be a problem – the vagaries of mountain forecasting. The English Channel will be bumpy! Once you get here the roads will not be overly busy with 19,000 cars coming and going. This may lead to the odd traffic light control at peak times but, as the snow line will be well up the mountain, life should not be too difficult.

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Katie Downs

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