Snow falls in spring on Granite BeltBy Rhianwen Whitney and Gail Burke, Friday October 12, 2012 - 12:55 EDT
Queensland's Granite Belt is experiencing a very unusual spring weather event with snow falling in the area.
A cold outbreak over eastern Australia has seen snow return to the Stanthorpe region.
Weather bureau spokesman Peter Otto says it is very unusual timing.
"Some sleet has been reported in November in the past, but this time of year it's really quite rare," he said.
Bob East from Eukey says it is chilly conditions for this time of year.
"It's about three degrees [Celsius] outside - it's just very unusual and I must admit it's quite beautiful," he said.
Ballandean resident Apolonia Behan agrees it is a beautiful sight.
"If you can imagine rain but falling down a lot slower and seeing white flakes," she said.
"When they drop to the ground it all melts because the ground is wet from rain and also it's too warm for the snow to stay as it is ... but it's like a lovely curtain."
The snow has been reported across the region - you can send the ABC .
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