Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 04.02.17

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike
Well that was wild, but I think there is an air of ‘we just got away with it’ on the roads. I think the break in the snow, with a reasonably high freezing level, especially when the sun came out, together with great work from the snowploughers avoided the snowmageddon. Or perhaps people decided to come another day. The roads are just about back to normal. Sadly, I see that quite a few air travellers had an airborne tour of the Rhone-Alps thanks to very high winds at Chambery. The snow was very heavy this morning, it then stopped and the winds picked up beyond what was forecast. The lifts progressively closed through the afternoon until we were left with the village ones, a day for the hardy.There will be a break in the snow until about midnight, and the wind will drop a bit but there will still be lots of blowing snow around the village. Tomorrow will be snowy again, not much chance of seeing the sun! The wind should drop mid morning but it will return in the evening. We are looking at another 10-20cm tomorrow. The wind will return with a vengeance on Monday with light snow all day. We may see the sun on Tuesday morning through a veil of cloud, which will thicken and give light snow in the afternoon, the pesky wind will remain. Its all abit unsure for Wednesday but it may start with a thunderstorm.

For the travellers tomorrow: In the UK most of the airports will suffer from dank conditions which will improve. There is a chance of fog at Leeds, Newcastle and Gatwick which could slow things a little. There is a chance of a shower at the 4 airports over here, but it shouldn’t affect flying unless the wind at Chambery remains longer than is currently forecast.

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