THE last days of autumn are set to bring a chilling cold snap to the Bathurst region with possible snow and subzero temperatures forecast over the next week.
The Bureau of Meteorology's MetEye website is forecasting snow to the south of Bathurst about 1pm on Monday, with falls possible around Oberon and the Jenolan Caves.
There is also a chance of snow to the east of Bathurst on high ground around Yetholme.
More snow is forecast to the south of Bathurst on Wednesday afternoon and there is also snow forecast around Blayney, to the west of Bathurst, on Thursday morning.
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Those snowfalls are forecast to come in a week where winter could arrive a couple of days early.
Bathurst is in for a shower or two on Monday with a top of just 11 degrees Celsius and an overnight low of one, with the temperature forecast to fall even lower on Tuesday (-2), Thursday (-1) and Friday (-4).
Meanwhile, a sheep grazier's warning is in place across much of the state tonight, including the Central Tablelands.
The warning, posted by the Bureau of Meteorology this afternoon, states: "Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Sunday and Monday.
"... There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions."
Areas likely to be affected include the Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts and parts of the Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands and Riverina forecast districts.
ALSO MAKING NEWS:
Monday: Shower or two, wind easing, 1-11 degrees Celsius
Tuesday: Morning frost, partly cloudy, -2-11 degrees Celsius
Wednesday: Shower or two, 3-11 degrees Celsius
Thursday: Morning frost, partly cloudy, -1-9 degrees Celsius
Friday: Morning frost, sunny, -4-13 degrees Celsius
Saturday: Mostly sunny, -1-17 degrees Celsius.