Skiers and snowboarders rejoice as Gore Effect hits Australia!

Al Gore praises inspirational Australia

Canberra Times
August 21, 2012

…Labelling Australia one of the “canaries in the coalmine” for the effects of global warming, Mr Gore told a breakfast launch in Canberra of a new Climate Commission report there was much cause for optimism about global efforts to solve the problem…

Snowy businesses gear up for bumper week

August 20, 2012

Business operators in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains are gearing up for the biggest week of the season after the best snowfalls in nearly 10 years

Snow flurries as state hit by cold blast
August 18, 2012

SKIERS and snowboarders were last night rejoicing – Thredbo reported more than 60cm of new snow since Thursday afternoon.

Snow flurries were also recorded across much of inland NSW, including Canberra, Katoomba and Oberon as the cold front moved north.

The Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Mount Lambie was closed in both directions earlier this morning due to alpine conditions.

Strong winds also battered Sydney yesterday as another cold front rolled across the state, sending temperatures plunging, cutting power supplies and bringing down trees…


Wintry weather coldest on record

Wintry weather coldest on record
October 3, 2009

Whilst northern New South Wales sweated under the heat of a 30 degree
plus day, a large chunk of southern NSW shivered under the coldest day in months; for some the coldest October day on record.

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New Australian record: Minus 13 degrees – the coldest it’s ever been in April!

Minus 13 degrees – the coldest it’s been in April
April 29, 2009

A new Australian record was set early this morning, a temperature of minus 13 degrees, at Charlotte Pass on the Snowy Mountains.

A few other locations set April low temperature records also. In Tasmania Lake Leake was as cold as minus six, Sheffield and Dover both reached minus one and Flinders island got to zero. Hobart had its coldest April night in 46 years, recording a low of 1.7 degrees, seven below average.

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NSW has earliest snow since 1996

NSW has first snowfall of the 2009 season
April 26, 2009

NSW has experienced its first snow of the year, with five centimetres falling in the state’s Snowy Mountains the earliest fall in more than a decade.

Perisher reportedly had five centimetres of fresh snow, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) saying similar falls were recorded at Charlotte Pass.

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Australia: Coldest March night in 31 years

Freezing temperatures for the southeast
March 6, 2009

Temperatures in parts of New South Wales and Victoria have plummeted in the last few days, a stark reminder that we are albeit, just into Autumn.

Overnight minimums have been particularly low, with places such as Orange in NSW creeping to 1 degree last night. Even Sydney only managed 14 degrees, with nearby Liverpool not even making 10. However, it was the around the ranges of southern NSW and eastern VIC that the cold has bitten hardest. Perisher, NSW recorded a low of -7 degrees, that’s 10 below average and their coldest March night in at least 31 years.

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Gale force winds and snow hit New South Wales central-west

Gale force winds and snow hit New South Wales central-west
November 23, 2008

GALE force winds and snow in the NSW central-west are keeping State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers busy, just a week from the start of summer.


Freak weather sent us reeling back to Winter

Freak weather sent us reeling back to Winter
25 Nov, 2008

We know that Summer, at least according to the calendar, is only a week away.

But across the Tablelands and much of eastern NSW at the weekend it might as well have been mid Winter.

In fact there were very few occasions during the official Winter when the weather was as severe as during the freakish conditions at the weekend.

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