High chance of snow on Bluff

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

There is a high chance of snow falling on Bluff Knoll as a cold front hits the Great Southern this week.

Early indications suggest it will be cold enough for a possible 2-3cm of snow in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Bureau of Meteorology Luke Huntington said the chance of snow falling in the Stirlings was sitting around 80 percent.

“The atmosphere will be cold enough for snow to fall around 800m and this event has the potential to produce more than a light dusting, 2-3cm is possible.”

“The coldest temperature on top of the Stirlings will be around 0C which will be anywhere between midnight and 6am on Thursday.”

Snow fell on Bluff Knoll six times in 2017 — believed to be a record. People are urged to be prepared for the cold conditions should they go up to Bluff Knoll in hope of seeing snow.

A severe weather warning has also been issued for Wednesday for the state, with wind gusts up to 125km/h set to accompany heavy rain, damaging surf and possible thunderstorms.

Bureau of Meteorology said this weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

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