(ORDO NEWS) — The ever-increasing Antarctic explosion in Australia is beginning to bear fruit. This morning on August 5, the first snow in 40 years fell on sites in Tasmania.
Tasmania’s coastal city of Launceston was covered in snow and temperatures dropped below freezing just after 9:00 pm.
Matthew Thomas of the Bureau of Meteorology said snowfall in northern Tasmania is a weather phenomenon that has not been recorded in the past 40 years.
“This is a very rare event in Tasmania,” Thomas said.
“We saw how much snow fell in Hobart, the last two snowfalls there were in 1986 and 2015. However, the last time we saw snow in Launceston was in the early 1970s,” he said.
Meteorologist Ben Domensino called it “a historic event for Tasmania.”
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