Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Winter comes early to Victorian Alps

Friday April 19, 2013 - 12:18 EST
Audience submitted image
The temperature fell to minus 3C. - Audience submitted

An early wintry blast has brought the first snow of the season to the Victorian Alps.

The temperature at Falls Creek dipped to below zero at around 8:30pm and the snow started to fall.

Over three centimetres of snow has fallen and temperatures fell to as low as minus 3C.

The official ski season starts in seven weeks time on the Queens Birthday season and Chris Hocking of Falls Creek says he cannot wait.

"I'm a bit of an avid skier myself and I've been counting it literally, 49 days until we start," he said.

"Let's hope that the snow keeps falling and that we have a great start to the winter."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Sydney's long spell of surf

13:50 EST

Sydney-siders have been spoilt for choice in the surf department over the past few days.

A thundery finish to winter for Queensland

12:26 EST

Severe thunderstorms sparked up just to the west of Lochington yesterday late morning, tearing through many parts of southeast Queensland into late last night.

Snowfalls hit Tassie again

16:10 EST

A very cold airmass coupled with vigorous a low pressure system caused snow to fall to low levels in Tasmania last night and into this morning, leading to road delays and closures.