Snow forecast for Central Tablelands with the mercury set to plummet

Snow, Central Tablelands: Orange, Lithgow and Jenolan Caves to receive snow


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ICY CHILL: Snow is forecast for the region with the mercury set to plummet from Thursday. Photo: FILE

ICY CHILL: Snow is forecast for the region with the mercury set to plummet from Thursday. Photo: FILE

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Rug up for an icy blast across the Central Tablelands reigon this week.

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LATE winter snow is forecast for parts of the Central Tablelands region this week with the mercury set to plummet.

The icy blast is predicted to start on Thursday afternoon bringing snow to the Jenolan Caves region from around 4pm, the Bureau of Meteorology's MetEye website shows.

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From early on Friday morning light snowfalls will extend to areas around Lithgow and Orange and these continue until Sunday morning.

Maximum temperatures from Friday until Sunday will be single digit, with the mercury in Lithgow to hover around 7-8 degrees, in Orange it will be a little cooler at six degrees, while Oberon's top will be around nine degrees.

MAP: MetEye's snow forecast

The freezing weather follows a very warm July for many parts of the region with some towns recording a median maximum temperature of two degrees above average.

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