ROAD ALERT FOR TIGNES AND VAL D’ISERE: The road between the Dam and the Breviere turnoff will be shut tonight at 1800hrs for at least 30 mins as they blast Col de La Davie – if it slides big time it may take some time to dig out the road.
The weather report is down to Gail and Rosemary Clooney:
So, let the sun shine in, face it with a grin
Smilers never lose and frowners never win
So big smiles all round, there was just a bit of high cirrus until midmorning and then nothing but blue skies and sunshine and boy was it warm. The charge round the pistes to the meeting point showed us very hard pistes. For the best off piste we went up to the Grande Motte and down Leisse, followed by Rabotch and Genepy where there were still fresh tracks in compacted powder. We then had a hike up to the North Face of the Borsat which was boot deep, not light but much fun and grins. After coffee it was time for the Grand Balmee – again great snow. As the temperatures warmed and the pistes bumped up it was time to come home early for frantic Friday.
After a warm night the pistes should soften more quickly in the morning, it will be mainly sunny with a few clouds floating about. So in the shade it may feel cooler than today – out of it, it will be warm. Sunday will start similarly but with a strong easterly wind. The cloud should thicken in the afternoon and it may be thick enough for a light shower of snow down to 2000m, more likely to the east of the resorts towards Le Fornet. Monday will be mainly cloudy and there might be the odd glimpse of the sun. The forecasts are disagreeing over the chance of showers, if they do emerge from Italy they will be light. The weather synopsis for Tuesday is low confidence, a mix of light showers and cloud with a chance of thunder.
For those on the roads, a bit quieter this weekend with 27000 coming up and 26000 heading out with a tan. As the roads will be clear I only expect small hold ups at the peages and the traffic lights. For the air traveller there should be no problems, the chance of a light shower anywhere in the UK, fine and beaut over here.