YOU could have easily been mistaken to think you were in the snowfields - not Lake Conjola yesterday [Wednesday].
The area was hit by a hail storm which gave Conjola a snow-like look.
Many locals were quick to get out and take photos of their mini-snow slopes.
The hail was part of the current South Coast cold snap as a front moves from inland to the coast bringing with it cold temperatures, rain and in this case hail.
Today [Thursday] was a cold morning with temperatures reaching a wintery four degrees in some parts of the Shoalhaven.
Elsewhere, snow is expected to fall in areas above 800 metres, with overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 and daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.
Snow showers are expected in Selwyn, Cabramurra and Cooma, with Jinabyne, Charlotte's Pass, Perisher and Thredbo all expected to get a healthy dusting as the official ski season begins this long weekend.
As you try to keep warm South Coast fire stations reminded the public to look over these winter fire safety tips:
- Keep everything one metre from the heater and never use an outdoor heater inside.
- Before you turn the clothes dryer on, clean out the lint filter first and never operate a dryer if you aren't home.
- Popping the electric blanket on the bed? Check the cords are not frayed and there are no hot spots.
- Don't have an electric blanket?
- Don't even think about using that wheat bag under the doona.