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

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Category three cyclone possible for north Queensland as tropical low strengthens: BOM

19:03 EDT

A tropical low brewing 600 kilometres north-east of the Queensland coast could make landfall somewhere between Cairns and Townsville early next week as a category three cyclone or higher, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.

Cyclone brewing in north Queensland prompting new residents to prepare early

16:26 EDT

Cyclone preparation comes second nature to many north Queenslanders.

Sydney's sodden March

14:34 EDT

Sydney is having its wettest March in 33 years after yet another showery night.