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Tuesday 4 February 2020 - Winter makes a return to the Alps!

by Fraser Wilkin

Lech, Austria – 4 February 2020 Blizzards in the western Austrian Alps. This is Lech – 4 February 2020 – Photo: lech.com

After a few days of unusually mild weather in the Alps, winter has made a comeback today with heavy snow falling to increasingly low levels across the northern half of the Alps.

 

The northern and eastern Swiss Alps (e.g. Engelberg, Klosters) and western Austrian Alps (e.g. Lech, St Anton) are set to see the heaviest falls, with between 30cm and 70cm of fresh snow forecast by Wednesday morning.

 

Further west, resorts in the northern French Alps (e.g. Avoriaz, Flaine) and western Swiss Alps (e.g. Verbier, Mürren) will also see significant snow, with an expected 20-40cm. What’s more, thanks to the plummeting temperatures, the snow will start falling to increasingly low levels, reaching as low as 400-600m by early tomorrow.

 

Later in the week, the weather will turn sunny again in all areas, meaning that there will be some fantastic snow conditions on offer. Be careful off-piste though, as the risk of avalanche will remain considerable for some time.

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