Bathurst unlikely to see snow anytime soon with cold temperatures set to rise

ALL RUGGED UP: Luana Damasceno, Shelly Purcell and Nichole Smeed had a hard time keeping warm while they watched the rugby at Charles Sturt University on Saturday afternoon. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 070718pbcold1
ALL RUGGED UP: Luana Damasceno, Shelly Purcell and Nichole Smeed had a hard time keeping warm while they watched the rugby at Charles Sturt University on Saturday afternoon. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 070718pbcold1

WHILE it felt very much like winter on Saturday and Sunday, it wasn’t cold enough to see snow settle in Bathurst. 

There were reports coming from Oberon, south of Bathurst, of snowflakes, but not enough to settle in most places. 

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Weatherzone meteorologist Graeme Brittain said there wasn’t much in the way of snow across the Central Tablelands. 

“We saw some snow [on Saturday] for Blackheath … that was about 1300 metres above sea level,” he said. 

The next opportunity for the region to see snow is Thursday, but it’s unlikely to fall over the most populated parts of Bathurst. 

“There is a chance on Thursday, but that will mainly be confined to the highest parts of the Central Tablelands, so about 1300 or 1400 metres,” Mr Brittain said. 

Temperatures are expected to warm up over the coming days after a weekend where the maximum temperature failed to reach double-digits. 

Mr Brittain said there will be a trend of “below average nights and above average daytime temperatures”.