Weather, Central Tablelands: Region's frosty start with the mercury predicted to stay below zero

BEAUTIFUL: This frosty flower was spotted in Forbes on Thursday morning. Photo: FORBES ADVOCATE
BEAUTIFUL: This frosty flower was spotted in Forbes on Thursday morning. Photo: FORBES ADVOCATE

MANY Central West residents woke up to a very cold start on Thursday with the mercury falling well below zero in a number of locations.

Earlier this week forecasters had predicted a cold front and the possibility of snow on Friday and Saturday.

The coldest spot to be last night was in Lithgow where the mercury plummeted to a very chilly minus 5.8 degrees, Mudgee was not far behind at -5.1 and Orange at -5.0.

On the warmer side of things Dubbo had the hottest minimum temperature, but even still the mercury dropped to -0.2 degrees overnight.

Bureau of Meteorology's data on just how cold it was overnight in your town:

  • Bathurst -4.4
  • Cowra -0.5
  • Dubbo -0.2
  • Forbes -4.0
  • Lithgow -5.8
  • Mudgee -5.1
  • Orange -5.0
  • Parkes -3.5
  • Young -1.7

Temperatures are predicted to stay quite cold the next few days with overnight lows of minus four degrees in some locations.

BEAUTIFUL: This frosty scene was spotted in Forbes on Thursday morning. Photo: FORBES ADVOCATE

BEAUTIFUL: This frosty scene was spotted in Forbes on Thursday morning. Photo: FORBES ADVOCATE

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