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Snow reaches northern NSW

Ben Domensino, Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 16:27 EST

It was a cold and wintry Tuesday over inland areas of NSW, with snow even falling in some northern parts of the state.

A cold air mass was driven across NSW on Tuesday by a complex area of low pressure over the Tasman Sea.

On Tuesday morning, temperatures were hovering around 2-4 degrees at Armidale and Glen Innes. While this wintry weather made it difficult for many locals to head outside for work and school, it gave some keen snow-chasers the chance to hunt for the elusive northern NSW snowflake.

Temperatures were cold enough for snow to reach the ground in many parts of northern NSW on Monday night and Tuesday morning. However, there simply wasn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to cause heavy or widespread snow.

There were reports of light snow showers in Guyra and Ben Lomond and a dusting of snow covered the ground at Mount Kaputar, to the east of Narrabri.

Image: Snow at Mount Kaputar, NSW on Tuesday morning. Source: Kate Gett.

Image: Snow at Mount Kaputar, NSW on Tuesday morning. Source: Kate Gett.

This wasn't as heavy as snow can get in these parts of NSW, but it was a welcome sight for the state's northern snowchasers.

Relatively cool southwesterly winds will continue to affect most of NSW during the next few days, although any snow will become confined to the alps from Wednesday.

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