Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Residents wake to October snow

Robyn Herron, Friday October 12, 2012 - 09:28 EDT

Parts of the state have received a heavy dumping of snow overnight.

It is understood up to foot of snow has fallen at Gunning in Southern Highlands.

There have also been snow showers this morning around Goulburn, Crookwell, Orange and Lithgow.

The Bureau of Meteorology says a very cold air mass that has moved across New South Wales has caused a deep low to form on the South Coast which has produced the snow.

Forecaster Ewen Mitchell says it is not unheard of at this time of year.

"I don't think there's been hugely heavy falls, but they've been fairly wide spread," he said.

"It's certainly not record breaking in terms that it's happened before at this time of year but, it's certainly a fairly cold burst.

"But, yeah we do see this from time to time in October."

The Bureau of Meteorology says it is expected to ease into showers at around midday.


- ABC

© ABC 2012

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Thunderstorm asthma advice issued as storms loom in Victoria

10:31 EDT

Victorians who experience breathing difficulties or asthma have been advised to take extra care this evening, with a cool change and thunderstorms predicted for the state.

Brisbane storm: Teen struck by lightning, thousands without power in Queensland storms

05:25 EDT

A teenager has been struck by lightning during dangerous thunderstorms in Queensland's south-east that caused structural damage and left thousands without power.

Heat is on the horizon for parts of WA

18:02 EDT

Following a run of cooler than average temperatures during the first half of next week, southwestern parts of Western Australia will see a return of hot conditions.