Some Hobart residents have woken to a white blanket in their garden this morning as result of overnight snow.
The snow fell in suburbs above about 200 metres above sea level, about as low as it's fallen this winter.
Other Tasmanian places where snow was reported include Stathgordon (about 300 metres above sea level), Melton Mowbray (about 200 metres above sea level) and on the hills surrounding Geeveston (about 200 metres above sea level).
The snow was thickest on the mountains, especially on the Central Plateau where about 15 centimetres was lying on the ground at Lake St Clair (about 750 metres above sea level).
The snow was a result of a strong cold front crossing the state overnight. The timing of the front was crucial to snow falling so low. The front crossed at night, when the air is typically at its coldest.
It got as cold as 1.9 degrees in the city just before sunrise, but dipped below freezing in the higher suburbs.
Hobart should stay about three degrees below the August average during Sunday, reaching a top of about 11 degrees, although wind will make it feel a few degrees colder.
The snow is now melting on the low ground as gains a bit of warmth in the sunshine.
Snow in Hobart is not that unusual, it occurs roughly once every three winters and about once every year.
Monday will be noticeably warmer with a top of about 16 degrees in the afternoon sunshine.
© Weatherzone 2012
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