Ballarat in the Victorian Central Highlands received a flurry of snow on the morning of August 4 as a wintry blast from Antarctica caused temperatures to plummet in Australia’s southeast.
The Bureau of Meteorology expected snow and strong winds in the region, including parts of Victoria and Tasmania, during the week.
Temperatures were expected to drop to single-digit figures in those areas and parts of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory as an “exceptionally cold” air mass from Antartica passed over the southeast, forecasters said.
Damaging wind warnings were issued for the state’s central and eastern coastal areas, including the Mornington Peninsula. Credit: Chris Aylen via Storyful