Here’s further proof – if any were needed – that the weather has gone weird, courtesy of the Alpine webcams.
Snow has been falling down to resort level right across the Alps since yesterday, and in both Switzerland and the Italian Dolomites it’s been heavy.
Above is how it’s looking this morning in the Val di Fassa, near Canazei. The tourist office reports there’s only a little snow in the village, but reckons there’s 10-15cm on the mountain roads.
And below is how it’s looking on the other side of the Sella Massif, in San Cassiano. Nearby in Corvara, the tourist office reports 10cm of snow in town and double that on the mountains. “Winter has come back – but just for the weekend,” they promise.
There’s even more fresh snow in parts of Switzerland – notably in Engelberg, where there’s been up to 50cm of fresh snow on the slopes.
It’s snowing in Austria, too. Here’s Ischgl, in the Tirol…
There’s been snow down to village level in Meribel, in the Three Valleys of France, too.
There’s more to come; okay, so not quite as much as I thought in yesterday’s Snow Report. But check out the snow forecast for tomorrow, Saturday 25 May. There could be more than 30cm in a few spots – on top of what’s falling today. It’s likely to be colder than today, too. The French forecasters at Meteo Chamonix think the snow may fall down to 800m, which the kind of level you’d expect in mid-winter.
Further snowfall is expected Sunday and Tuesday too, before – we hope – the weather warms up again.
In case you’re wondering what’s causing all this wintry weather, the BBC’s weather service has posted a helpful video about the misbehaving jet stream which is much further south than it should be at the this time of year. Meteorologists attribute that to the changing climate in the Arctic.
Here at Welove2ski we all love the snow, as you know. But c’mon now! It’s nearly June. Please can we have our spring back?