The sky was obscured in Tignes and Val D’Isere as I emerged from beneath the duvet to check the traffic reports for friends heading to the UK. So today’s lyrics really must be from Gary Numan:
In cars, in cars, in cars
In my car, in my car, in my car, in my car
But the sky cleared rapidly as the jams built down the valley. There was still a bit of diamond dust in the air (like skiing through glitter!) as we charged around empty pistes, including Santons. The pistes are still very good, just the odd hard area, I saw no one off piste, I suspect we will have to wait for fresh snow. Here’s a pic of Pointe de la Sana mid morning, the snow bunting in the centre of the shot would not let me get any closer!
After a very cold night there may be a glimpse of the sun around breakfast time but it will then cloud over and we will have light snow showers all day. Watch out for the wind picking up mid afternoon. Under the cloud and out of the wind it will feel a bit warmer. The cold will return on Monday when we are expecting snow showers and sunny periods, nothing too heavy though. Tuesday will be the best day, sunny in the morning, perhaps a milky sky in the afternoon. Wednesday is probably going to be another day of snow showers and sunny spells,, the winds will build ahead of a very wintry and snowy day on Thursday. It looks like the next dump is on its way!
For the air travellers tomorrow it is another tricky day to forecast in the UK as the temperatures are hovering around zero, so some airports will get rain, some sleet and some snow. It will be showery in nature so the delays shouldn’t be too bad, indeed some airports may well miss them all together. But it will be windy around the showers so expect a bumpy ride. Over here there is a strong chance of snow showers at Geneva which would cause problems, it is more likely to be light rain at the 3 French airports.