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Bad luck for winter sports enthusiasts: green meadows instead of white slopes in the Alps |  abroad

Bad luck for winter sports enthusiasts: green meadows instead of white slopes in the Alps | abroad

Those who do winter sports in the coming weeks will not be so lucky with the weather. There is very little snow in popular ski destinations in the Alps. In slightly lower areas it is more green than white. According to Weerplaza, little will change in the near future.

The little snow available at ski resorts is not complemented by the snowfall. Snow fell last night for the first time in a week in alpine regions below 2,000 metres. Most of the snow fell in Switzerland. However, the ski slopes remain very narrow.

The weather in the Alps will remain mild for the next few days. The sun shines brightly in many places. It freezes above 1,100 metres, so snow cannons can be used. Cloud fields are also moving in France and Germany. But those clouds don’t contain snow.

The weather will be warmer in the coming days and the frost line will rise to 1,700 meters during the day. Less than that quickly becomes 3 to 6 degrees. This makes the snow on the slopes a bit softer. Some snow is expected above 1,900 metres, but not much.

On Friday, the temperature on the northern slopes of the Alps in Switzerland and Austria could rise to 9 degrees. This is due to a warm air current from the north. It also remains sunny there, while it rains a lot in France.

By the end of the year, the temperature can rise to 13 degrees everywhere in the Alps. According to Weerplaza, that’s “absurdly high.” So the frost line will be about 2,700 metres. In the first week of the end of the year, there is still no wintry weather.

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