Snow makes a splash on Mount Canobolas, but police issue warning

SNOW predictions for Monday should act as a warning for drivers to slow down and not attempt to head up to Mount Canobolas or the Pinnacle, according to Orange police.

Orange and district experienced snow flurries in various parts of the region over the weekend with heavy falls reported around midnight on Saturday across the city.

Cabonne Council closed the top gate to Mount Canobolas at 8.30pm on Saturday and closed the bottom gate a few hours later following a request from police.

The snowfalls are expected to clear later on Monday.

The minimum temperature for the next couple of days is 0 degrees, with a mamximum of 5 degrees today and slightly warmer weather expected on Tuesday, when an early frost is expected to clear to sunny skies and a maximum of 7 degrees expected.

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The cold mornings will continue, with minimum temperatures falling to minus 1 on Thursday and Friday,  and sunny maximums of 11 degrees both days.

Even though the temperature gauge has plummeted this week, Orange has experienced a slightly warmer-than-average June, according to Weatherzone.

However, the city has recorded higher-than-average rainfall, with only five days without rain this month.

Possible showers are predicted on Saturday, with a minimum of 0 degrees and a maximum of 10 degrees expected.

Orange State Emergency Services reported no call outs for assistance over the weekend up until 5pm on Sunday.

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