Snow, wind and temperatures set to plummet across Maitland and the Hunter.

Winter is forecast to hit with a vengeance this week with temperatures across Maitland set to hit single digits and snow forecast for Barrington Tops.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting partly cloudy and windy conditions for Maitland on Friday and Saturday with overnight temperatures to fall between four and eight degrees.

On Sunday overnight temperatures will fall to between two and seven degrees and daytime temperatures will sit between nine and 14 degrees.

Showers are forecast for Tuesday which is only expected to reach a high of 16 degrees.

And if you think that’s cold, spare a thought for our National Parks and Wildlife workers who look after Barrington Tops National Park.

They’ll be braving freezing conditions with showers and snow and a top of four degrees forecast for Tuesday.

Conditions on the tops will be windy and partly cloudy on Saturday and Sunday, getting down to minus two and minus one degrees on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

Do you remember when it snowed in Cessnock in 1965? Check it out here.


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