Snow on the Barrington: reader photos

THE Hunter has enjoyed significant snowfall inland and pumping swell on the coast, with disparate corners of the region reporting drastically different weather conditions.

Weatherwatch meteorologist David Sercombe said the Barrington Tops had a solid dusting of snow on Thursday, after the barometer dropped to a low of -2 degrees early in the morning.

‘‘Most significantly it hovered around zero degrees for much of the day, which allowed for some light showers to fall as snow and not rain,’’ Mr Sercombe said.

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‘‘Snowfalls were generally around a couple of centimetres and up to five centimetres in some places.’’

‘‘But we didn’t have any snow fall on Friday and are unlikely to see any more in the coming week.

‘‘We’ve had a broad low pressure system over south east Australia and this included a series of cold fronts, the last of which was followed by a pool of cool air that moved from the Southern Ocean across Adelaide and to the Central Tablelands.’’

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