Chilly weekend forecast for Blue Mountains – snow possible

Get out your winter woolies and stoke those fires, it’s going to be a chilly weekend in the Blue Mountains on June 16-17.

Katoomba is forecast to have a 2 degree minimum on Sunday, reaching a peak of just 7 degrees.

Closer to Sydney, Springwood will hit a peak of 12 degrees on Sunday after a six degree minimum.

Possible snow is forecast above 700m, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Snow has also been forecast for centres in the Central West including Orange, Blayney and Oberon.

The Blue Mountains SES issued a weather warning on Friday morning, saying there will be high winds in the Upper Mountains over the weekend.

“On Saturday the winds will continue at 60 kph with gusts much higher and the temperature will be lower than Friday,” the unit posted on Facebook.

“The winds may ease slightly (on Sunday) but remain strong. The temperature will drop even further... The wind chill factor will make it feel more like -4. In addition, the forecast has Katoomba with 30% chance of a shower and/or snow for Sunday morning.

“We recommend if you are planning a bush walk or camping to reconsider the cold weather and high winds and maybe plan another time for outdoor activities.”

For assistance during storms, contact the NSW SES on 132-500.

The predicted chilly weather comes almost two years to the day since Blue Mountains towns including Blackheath, Katoomba and Leura experienced heavy winter snowfall.