Bureau of Meteorology says Sydney set for a cold, cold, weekend

Bureau of Meteorology says Sydney set for a cold, cold, weekend

August 10, 2012

…But the cold snap is not all bad news, producing the heaviest snowfalls so far this winter over the southern ranges.

“Fresh snow over the past two days has averaged around 20cm across downhill ski resorts, the heaviest snowfall in over a month,” The Weather Channel’s senior meteorologist Tom Saunders said.

“The higher slopes of Perisher have received the most snow with around 50cm but lower resorts and slopes have only picked up about 10cm.”

Perisher Resort recorded its highest snow depth reading since 2004…

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Australia: Ski season shaping up to be best in decades

Ski season ‘shaping up to be best in decades’

July 08, 2011 9:25AM

IT’S all white for this year’s ski season, with fresh snow falls breaking records and reaching depths of up to 1.6m at some resorts.

The resorts are experiencing the deepest snow in the first week of July since 1990, with 158.9cm recorded at Thredbo and 13 of its 14 lifts in operation.

Perisher has had one of the best starts to a ski season in nearly 20 years, with 62cm of fresh snow recorded in the past few days and the snow depth also reaching 158.9cm yesterday.

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Fresh snow on four continents

Fresh snow on four continents

30 September 2009

– Fresh snow in Europe.
– Fresh snow in New Zealand as season winds down.
– Fresh snow in Australia leads some resorts to extend season.
– Fresh snow for Whistler as Olympic season draws near.
– Fresh snow in Chile and Argentina

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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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