Possible snow on Stirling Ranges

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There is a chance snow will fall on the Stirlings Ranges this Friday.

If it snows, it will be the earliest it has ever snowed on the Stirlings.

At current, the earliest it has snowed on the Stirlings was on April 20 in 1970.

Bureau of Meteorology's Neil Bennett said that temperatures will drop dramatically on Friday as a cold front crosses.

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“The likelihood of snow is quite high, but things have to all come together at the right time for snow.

“There is a strong probability with the air behind the cold front being very cold.”

He warned that the conditions over Easter are shaping up to be windy and wet, which is not ideal for those wishing to be outside.

“The issue is that the conditions that bring the snow are not good conditions for people to be out and about on high ground.

“It is a busy time of the year obviously.

“If people are aware that the bad weather is there then people will go prepared.”

The cold front will bring up to 20ml of rain and temperatures below 16 C for Albany.

Mt Barker will reach 25 C on Thursday and drop significantly to only 14 C on Friday.

It is expected to get to as low as 4 C in Albany on Saturday morning.

Conditions will deteriorate quickly on Friday and conditions will improve over the weekend.

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