Glad I am travelling on Monday!
Well after a fascinating day cleaning a flat in the UK I am glad there was some new snow, although it did look like a day for the hardy. But I see just a hint of light sneaking through the clouds on the Tignes – Val d’Isere webcams in the late afternoon. The cloud will disappear through the night and the wind will diminish to leave a bright sunny day for all those lucky enough not to be travelling tomorrow. It will feel like spring again. Sunday will be even warmer, with just a few fluffy clouds around the peaks. Monday morning will be sunny but snow showers will build through the afternoon. Initially the rain / snow level will be 2000m or so, but this will soon drop to well below the resort. Tuesday and Wednesday – hang on to your hats its going to be a wild one, with high winds and heavy fast moving snow showers with a hint of sun in between, before it calms down on Thursday. As for the amount of snow – see yesterday, I’m sticking to my first punt!
For those travelling tomorrow, it’s a good job it’s a nice day. The forecast is for 32,000 cars going down the hill (2,000 more than last week) and 37,000 coming up. There is nothing for it – it’s going to be busy. Leave tonight or before 7am to miss the biggest queues. For the inbounds it will be a case of grin and bear it from early in the day. For those flying, it’s looking fine over at the Alpine side and wet and windy in the UK. With the exception of Leeds Bradford before 11am, there should be few problems with the wind. At LBA there might be a bit of lurking around to allow a shower to pass. But wherever you are landing, when the cabin crew say fasten your seatbelts tightly, they will mean it tomorrow!!
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