Overnight snow in parts of Upper Mountains

Snow hit parts of the Upper Mountains overnight, catching many residents by surprise. But it wasn't long after dawn that many rushed out to parks and ovals while there was still ample around to fashion into snowballs or take to a toboggan.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecast had been for an 80 per cent chance of showers possibly falling as snow before sunrise.

It was spot-on, with snow starting to fall in Blackheath just after midnight.

The Upper Mountains will see a maximum of eight degrees today, with the next seven days likely to nudge the mercury only up to 13.

As the sun made an effort through the clouds this morning, the snow was, alas, already beginning to melt.