Cold start to winter in NSW comes early

Cold start to winter in NSW comes early

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Snow on the way early next week with two cold fronts moving from south to north.

Snow on the way early next week with two cold fronts moving from south to north.

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While most of NSW is currently experiencing fairly benign weather underneath a high pressure system, more active weather is on its way.

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A pair of cold fronts will sweep over NSW between this coming Sunday and Tuesday, bringing a burst of wind, rain and snow to some parts of the state.

While most of NSW is currently experiencing fairly benign weather underneath a high pressure system, more active weather is on its way.

The first of two cold fronts will move over southeastern Australia this weekend. The main feature of this system for NSW will be blustery winds, with damaging gusts possible in some elevated areas of southern and central NSW. The front will also cause showers on and west of the ranges during Sunday, although rainfall is likely to be light from this system. These showers should fall as snow on the alpine peaks.

The second front will sweep over NSW on Monday and Tuesday, causing another round of strong winds, rain and snow.

Damaging winds are again possible with this second frontal system, particularly along the ranges as the front progresses over the state from south to north. Showers will develop near and behind the front, again favouring areas on and west of the ranges. Parts of the southern slopes and ranges could see more than 20mm altogether from this front, with lighter falls further north.

Snow expected to fall below 1000 metres in the southern ranges early next week. There's also a chance of snow on high ground in the Central Tablelands, most likely on Monday night or Tuesday.

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