Snow covers parts of Southern Downs

Snow at Guyra in northern New South Wales.
Snow at Guyra in northern New South Wales.

TUESDAY 6.45AM: Light snow has fallen across parts of the Southern Downs and Granite belt, with reports of falls within 40km of Warwick.

Social media lit up overnight as the first flakes fell about 9pm.

People posted photos and videos from Stanthorpe, Wallangarra, Dalveen, Amiens, Eukey and someone even reported seeing sleet or light snow in Warwick.

The excitement quickly swept across the region with snowchasers piling families into cars for a quick, late night trip south to see the falling snow.

Heavier falls were reported across the border at Guyra, Ben Lomond and even Tenterfield and Queenslanders will be hoping the heavier stuff makes it's way across the border soon.


UPDATE: It's all about being in the right place, at the right time. That's the word from Higgins Storm Chasing about snowfalls overnight.

"The snow falls are isolated - right place right time," the weather forecaster wrote on Facebook.



While reports of snow and sleet are slowing down, there is the possibility of more as the night progresses.

However, more snow is unlikely to fall on Tuesday with weather forecasters pointing to drier air expected to sweep across the region later tonight.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a very slight chance of sleet on the Granite Belt for the rest of the evening.

UPDATE: Social media is a flurry with widespread reports of snow falling on the Granite Belt.

Higgins Storm Chasing is a buzz with videos of sleet and snow falling around the area.

While the snow isn't enough to build a snowman, it's enough to get residents out of bed and looking to the skies.

UPDATE: Light snow falls have been reported as far north as Dalveen, just 20 minutes south of Warwick tonight.

Falls have also been reported in the Stanthorpe CBD, Eukey and other outlying areas of the Granite Belt.

BREAKING: It's happening! Light snow is falling across the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.

There are reports of heavy sleet and flurries from Eukey and southern parts of the Granite Belt.

Reports starting coming in about 8.20pm.

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