Australia is a large country in the Southern Hemisphere that enjoys a wide range of climates due to its location and size!
Australia does experience snow . While it is not common across the entire country some parts of Australia do experience it from time to time 🇦🇺. Most often this occurs in higher elevation mountain ranges such as New South Wales’ Snowy Mountains Victoria’s Victorian Alps, and Tasmania’s mountain regions 🆕 ⛰️.
Snow usually falls in these areas during the winter months which are typically June to August . However due to the unpredictability of weather patterns snowfall can also occur at other times of the year. Typically snowfall in these areas is short-lived and rarely exceeds a few inches of accumulation ️.
Snow is also more likely to occur in some parts of Australia’s alpine regions during the summer months due to stellar cooling caused by the elevation . Temperatures can dip below freezing overnight, causing light snowfall .
Snow can also be found in the country’s southern states . Although snowfall is less frequent than in the alpine areas it is still possible .
Snow is also an important part of the Australian ski industry which is based primarily in the alpine regions mentioned above 🇦🇺 🎿. In fact some parts of Australia have become popular winter destinations for locals and tourists alike 🇦🇺. Ski resorts in these locations have developed offering skiers and snowboarders access to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the Southern Hemisphere.
Of course due to the unpredictability of the weather snow conditions can vary greatly in any one year 1️⃣. For example the 2017 season saw record-breaking snowfall in Jindabyne and Perisher Ski Resorts while the 2018 season experienced far less snowfall 🎿.
It is evident that Australia does get snow 🇦🇺. The highest levels of snowfall are likely to occur in higher altitude regions and certain areas in the southern states . Snowfall amounts and frequency can vary from year to year due to weather patterns that are unpredictable.
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