Victoria, Australia: State Shivers and City Chill Sets In

State Shivers and City Chill Sets In
June 20, 2012

…Forecasters said many towns recorded below average temperatures last night, particularly in the north-east, while the frost threatened to damage crops.

Mount Baw Baw dipped to minus 6 degrees, while Mount Hotham, Omeo and Rutherglen reached minus 5 degrees, Mr Efron said.

Wangaratta recorded its lowest temperature for five years, falling to minus 4.6 degrees, and Redesdale, near Castlemaine, shivered through its coldest morning in six years, with minus 3.7 degrees, Weatherzone said.

Melbourne recorded a minimum temperature of 4.7 degrees — two degrees below average — at 12.15am…

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Australia: Rain, hail, and snow drive state into an early winter

Rain, hail, and snow drive state into an early winter
May 3, 2012

Winter’s official arrival may still be a month off but it won’t feel so far away today with rain, hail and snow set to fall on Victoria.

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Australia: Wintry blast chills on after record cold across Victoria

Wintry blast chills on after record cold across Victoria
April 10, 2012

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a top of 17C, making it the fourth day in a row below the average April temperatures.

A bureau spokesman said early April would usually see maximum temperatures about 21C or 22C.

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Australia: Record snow fall for Mount Hotham

Record snow fall for Mount Hotham

August 24, 2010

Mount Hotham has recorded its highest August snowfalls in almost a decade.

In the past seven days 51 centimetres of snow have been recorded, taking the tally to 142 centimetres for the month.

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Australia: Ski-fields enjoy best opening of the season in years

Sleighing them on the slopes as snow season gets lift-off
June 14, 2010

VICTORIA’S ski-fields have enjoyed the best opening of the season in years, the resorts say, with enough snow and selected lifts operating for revellers to take to the slopes on skis and boards.

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Australia: A snowy dusting in Victoria’s summer

A snowy dusting in Victoria’s summer
December 11, 2009

Most people consider summer a time to wear shorts and thongs wherever one pleases, with little thought of ski jackets or snowboards. However Victoria’s Mount Baw Baw saw a light dusting of snow, and it’s already two weeks into summer.

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Victoria, Australia: Winter snow earliest, heaviest since 2000

Winter snow earliest, heaviest since 2000
June 12, 2009

Victoria is experiencing its best start to the snow season in a decade.

There is 56 centimetres of snow at Mt Buller and about 40 centimetres at Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Lake Mountain.

Snow reporter, Maureen Gearon, says there will be eight lifts open at Mt Buller this weekend and six lifts will be operating at other resorts.

“These are the earliest and heaviest snow falls we’ve had since 2000,” she said.

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Winter Down Under Starts Early at Mount Buller

Winter Down Under Starts Early at Mount Buller
May 14, 2009

..This year in particular looks fantastic for the Victorian snowfields. The Mount Buller resort region has already had a weekend opening for skiers, making it the earliest start to the season in history, and five weeks ahead of the usual schedule…

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Mount Buller has earliest start to snow season ever!

Skiers welcome cold snap
April 30, 2009

The ski season will start five weeks early at Mount Buller in Victoria’s alpine region – the earliest start to the season in the resort’s 45-year history.

Today Melbourne recorded its coldest April morning in more than 50 years.

“It’s dropped as low as minus 2.7 degrees out at Coldstream and the Yarra Valley and in the city itself the temperature dropped to 2.9 degrees, which is the lowest April overnight minimum since 1957.”

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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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