Snow forecast in the sunshine state

People in southeast Queensland could wake up to snow on Friday morning.

It won’t be like going to the ski slopes, but the Weather Bureau’s forecasting snow across parts of the Granite Belt and across the border in New South Wales.

It’s all due to a series of cold fronts sweeping across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.


Forecaster Rob Taggart says the coldest air will arrive in Queensland on Friday.

“At this stage we’re expecting snow to quite low levels over the Central and Southern Ranges,” he told MyGC.

While the weather will be frigid, the snow won’t push very far into Queensland.

“Places like Orange, Oberon and even Cooma should receive snow, and there should be a pretty good dump over the Alpine area,” Mr Taggart said.

“We think there will be light dustings of snow across elevated parts of the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, with places like Armadale or Guyra likely to get a light dusting on Friday night.”

The New South Wales snowfields are expected to get much needed dumps of up to 50 or 60 centimetres.