Winter is wasting little time to make its mark in the central west this year.
Just one day into our coldest months, snow is forecast to hit areas around Orange and Bathurst above 800 metres on Monday evening, and into Tuesday morning.
Orange's elevation is 863m, while Mount Canobolas' peak is 1397m. Areas like Millthorpe 960m and Spring Hill 947m are well above the predicted falls cut-off.
And while Dubbo may have felt like it was snowing on Monday but the city won't be seeing any snowflakes.
Tuesday will be the coldest of the week with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting the temperature to drop to a minimum of three degrees.
During the day it's only expected to hit a maximum of 13.
But after the cold day the temperature will start rising again before it gets to a maximum of 18 on Friday and Saturday.
ALSO MAKING NEWS:
Cabonne Council has closed the road to the top of Mount Canbolas following forecasts of snow as early as 7pm on Monday night.
At 3pm the council announced the road would be closed, with an inspection to be conducted on Tuesday morning to determine if the road should be re-opened.
There's a maximum of 10 degrees predicted for Orange on Monday, with a top of just six on Tuesday. Cold nights are also expected during the week with minimum temperatures hovering between minus one an two degrees.