THE last days of autumn are set to bring a chilling cold snap to the region with possible snow and subzero temperatures forecast over the next week.
The Bureau of Meteorology's MetEye website is forecasting snow to the top of Mount Canobolas on Monday, as well as south-east of Orange about 1pm on Monday, with falls possible around Oberon and the Jenolan Caves.
Cabonne Council are yet to announce if the road up Mount Canobolas will be closed.
There is also a chance of snow to the east of the region on high ground around Yetholme.
More snow is forecast to the south of Orange on Wednesday afternoon and there is also snow forecast around Blayney on Thursday morning.
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Those snowfalls are forecast to come in a week where winter could arrive a couple of days early.
Orange is in for a shower or two on Monday with a top of just seven degrees Celsius and an overnight low of one, with the temperature forecast to fall even lower on Tuesday (-1), Thursday (-2) and Friday (-3), with the city not expected to reach double figures again until Saturday.
Meanwhile, a sheep grazier's warning is in place across much of the state tonight, including the Central Tablelands.
The warning, posted by the Bureau of Meteorology this afternoon, states: "Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Sunday and Monday.
"... There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions."
Areas likely to be affected include the Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts and parts of the Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands and Riverina forecast districts.
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