Too low: Snow settles on Mount Canobolas but backyards and CBD miss out

THERE IF YOU LOOKED FOR IT: Brad Prest posted this photo of Saturday's snow on the slopes of Mount Canobolas to the Central Western Daily's Facebook page.

THERE IF YOU LOOKED FOR IT: Brad Prest posted this photo of Saturday's snow on the slopes of Mount Canobolas to the Central Western Daily's Facebook page.

Saturday’s forecast snow failed to settle in Orange’s backyards but there were isolated white spots to be found on the slopes of Mount Canobolas and across the Central West.

The summit and higher sections of the mountain, along with Oberon, Shooters Hill and Jenolan Caves, were the region’s whitest weekend pockets, with weatherzone.com.au meteorologist Graeme Brittain saying there was little snow elsewhere.

“We saw some snow [on Saturday] for Blackheath, that was about 1300 metres above sea level,” he said. 

Mr Brittain said the seven-day forecast did not look promising for Orange residents hoping to build snowmen.

“There is a chance on Thursday, but that will mainly be confined to the highest parts of the Central Tablelands, so about 1300 or 1400 metres,” he said. 

Temperatures are expected to warm up over the coming days after a weekend where the maximum temperature failed to reach double-digits, with tops of 11 and 12 degrees forecast from Tuesday on.

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