Snow forecast for Central West

WHITE OUT: Snow a chance at Sunny Corner on Monday.
WHITE OUT: Snow a chance at Sunny Corner on Monday.

YOU might have to jump in the car to see it, but the Bureau of Meteorology is tipping snow around the Bathurst region on Monday.

The Bureau of Meteorology says a cold front is approaching Orange from the southwest.

It has predicted and an 80 per cent chance of showers or snow for Orange, most likely in the morning and afternoon as well as the chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and possible hail. 

“This front will affect western parts of the state during Sunday, extending through to the east early Monday accompanied by vigorous winds in most areas,” the bureau states.

“Following this, a high will strengthen over southeast Australia, promoting stable weather conditions during the middle part of the new week.

The cold weather is set to continue on Tuesday with a minimum of -1 degree and a maximum of 8 degrees.

Wednesday and Thursday could warm up to 12 and 15 degrees respectively but there will also be a severe chance of frost and minimum -2 degree temperatures both days.

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 14 degrees.

Meanwhile, there’s unlikely to be any snow in the centre of Bathurst, but the bureau says falls are likely above 900 metres.

That means Oberon is likely to see at least a dusting of snow along with high areas like Fitzgeralds Mount to the west of Bathurst and Yetholme to the east.

But the snow might not be the only wild weather on Monday.

Bathurst can expect a maximum of just 10 degrees Celsius and there is a chance of rain, thunderstorms and even hail.

The bureau says a cold front is approaching the Central Tablelands from the southwest.

“This front will affect western parts of the state during Sunday, extending through to the east early Monday accompanied by vigorous winds in most areas,” the bureau states.

Motorists are urged to take care on the roads.