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Chance of snow for Canberra's west

A skier enjoys the recent snowfall at Thredbo.

A skier enjoys the recent snowfall at Thredbo. Photo: Thredbo Resort

Snow is falling on the Brindabella Ranges, with a small chance some suburbs in the west and south will get a dusting today or tomorrow.

Sean Carson from the Bureau of Meteorology said there is currently snow falling to about  1100 metres in the Brindabellas, with the snowline due to drop to 800m by sunset, then get as low as 600m on Tuesday.

“The chance of snow in Canberra is pretty low. There could be a few snowflakes for some of those suburbs toward the western edges of Canberra and southern areas,” he said.

The moisture for Tuesday’s low snowfall isn’t expected to come any further east.

Canberra had wind gusts of up to 70km/h on Sunday afternoon and evening, but the system has eased since.

“This morning it actually backed off a little bit – it’s still very windy, gusting to about 50km/h at the moment,” Mr Carson said.

There is a severe weather warning still current in the ACT, although that’s likely to be cancelled by this afternoon as the weather system responsible eases.

There will be another cold front coming through on Thursday, bringing more rain and snow to the mountains.

It’s good news for skiers, with natural snow depth at the resorts now at 1.3 metres, plus another 15cm overnight and a “big fall” expected on Thursday.

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