It’s not always sunny and hot in Australia – now you know!
A cold snap has covered parts of Australia’s east coast with a blanket of snow – in the middle of spring!
It does snow in some parts of Australia, but only in limited areas compared to the entire area of the continent, and there are Ski Resorts catering for those who love to ski.
Winter time sees excellent snowfalls for skiing in the Snowy Mountains region of south eastern New South Wales and north eastern Victoria. Several of Australia’s main snow resorts include the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW (Charlotte’s Pass, Thredbo), and Victoria (Mt Bogong, Fall’s Creek, Mt Hotham).
However, what makes this recent event unusual is that this recent snow has reached as far north as Queensland, which is sub-tropical!
The Bureau of Meteorology says snow falls have occurred right along the Great Dividing Range and as far north as Queensland’s Granite Belt. It’s fairly unusual to get snow this time of year around the southern parts of Queensland.
It must have given our native wildlife a bit of a shock!
Click here to watch a video clip from the ABC News and see the kangaroo puzzled by the whole event.