Winter whiteout on Monday with snow forecast above 800 metres

Winter whiteout on Monday with snow forecast above 800 metres

THE Central Tablelands looks set for a winter whiteout on Monday with a forecast for freezing conditions and widespread snow.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a top of just five degrees Celsius for Oberon, following an overnight low of one.

But the deep freeze is also forecast to bring the biggest dump of snow the Tablelands has seen this season with falls expected above 800 metres.

Monday's snow maps from MetEye ...

Snow is expected to start falling south of Oberon around 7am and 4pm we can expect to see a wide band of snow across the Tablelands stretching from the western edges of Orange and as far east as Katoomba.

The conditions are also likely to make it hazardous on the roads and motorists are warned to slow down and beware of black ice.

There is more possible snow forecast for high areas above 1000 metres on Tuesday.

Video of snow in Oberon last Monday ...

ALSO MAKING NEWS:

Oberon forecast:

Monday: Snow shower or two. 1-5 degrees Celsius.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. -1-6 degrees Celsius.

Wednesday: Sunny. -2-9 degrees Celsius.

Thursday: Morning frost, mostly sunny. -4-13 degrees Celsius.

Friday: Morning frost, mostly sunny. -2-14 degrees Celsius.