AS temperatures drop below 10 degrees, the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast the first snow fall of the season at Barrington Tops.
Friday morning (May 10) could see snow dust the mountains, as the temperature drops to four degrees celsius, before plummeting to a low of just one degrees by the weekend.
The possibility of snow will be dependent on moisture and could instead results in showers for the Tops.
A safety warning has been issued for snow chasers preparing to wake up early and head to the national park.
National Parks and Wildlife advise motorists to check road closures and conditions before leaving the two entry points of Gloucester and Scone.
Last winter several two-wheel drive vehicles became stuck in the national park. Barrington Tops roads are open to 4WDs only during snow events.
Motorists should exercise extreme caution as the narrow, unsealed road is slippery.
For the latest available information on road conditions and closures check with:
- Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on 02 6538 5252
- Scone Visitor Information Centre on 02 6540 1300
Parks and Wildlife also advises:
- Leave the two-wheel-drive at home - four-wheel-drives are best suited for driving in snow and ice conditions
- Leave plenty of time for the return trip in daylight hours: travel time is up to 1.5 hours from Gloucester or Scone
- Check weather and road conditions before you leave home and again before you leave Scone or Gloucester
- Pack additional warm clothing and extra food and water
- Tell someone where you're going and when you'll be back.