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Old 16-10-2014, 18:30   #1
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Snow in Sydney, Australia???

I had no idea Sydney would ever get snow.

Aussies, pipe up! How often does this happen. Your ruining the whole perception of your country.

Now where I live it that happened... phffft.. it's Canada, wadda ya expect.

News link: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/uk/...-sydney/37854/

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Old 16-10-2014, 18:39   #2
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Re: Snow in Sydney, Australia???

Thats in the blue mountains about 60 kms west of Sydney.
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Old 16-10-2014, 18:58   #3
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I had no idea Sydney would ever get snow.

Aussies, pipe up! How often does this happen. Your ruining the whole perception of your country.

Now where I live it that happened... phffft.. it's Canada, wadda ya expect.

News link: Spring storm brings snow to Sydney - News - The Weather Network

As Mark said that's in the blue mountains just west of sydney (although the burbs are just about there).
This time last year the same area had massive bushfires that took around 200 homes.
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Re: Snow in Sydney, Australia???

I have just offered my Facebook friends in Sidney the use of my snow shoes. Was a beautiful day here.
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Old 16-10-2014, 19:22   #5
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Re: Snow in Sydney, Australia???

It sometimes snows as far north as southern Queensland.... in the high country.
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Old 16-10-2014, 20:01   #6
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Re: Snow in Sydney, Australia???

And at the other end of the country, it snows in summer (occasionally).
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I have just offered my Facebook friends in Sidney the use of my snow shoes. Was a beautiful day here.
They would be offended by your spelling of it.

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I had no idea Sydney would ever get snow.

Aussies, pipe up! How often does this happen. Your ruining the whole perception of your country.

Now where I live it that happened... phffft.. it's Canada, wadda ya expect.

News link: Spring storm brings snow to Sydney - News - The Weather Network

Global Warming, HA!
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Re: Snow in Sydney, Australia???

snow expected in south Africa as well!

are you sure it is snow and not radioactive fallout?
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Global warming???
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Old 17-10-2014, 15:26   #11
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Re: Snow in Sydney, Australia???

Yeah i was up at Bantry Bay about this time last year and the fire danger rating was so high that day i resisted the temptation to walk half an hour through the bush to go for an ice cream - 37* day. But - the snow was in the mountains - not so unusual.
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Global warming???
You have to learn the PC term "climate change"
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Re: Snow in Sydney, Australia???

We have snow fields, an alpine region, in New South Wales and Victoria. The Great Dividing Range, of which the alps and the Blue Mountains are part of, stretches from Victoria to Northern Queensland. Snow is not unusual in the Blue Mountains, just not this time of year. We are well into Spring and this time last year they had devastating bush fires where this week they had snow!


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They would be offended by your spelling of it.
Ah yes, my bad. Hopefully they will just shrug it off as being posted by another ex-colonial.
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And at the other end of the country, it snows in summer (occasionally).
Christmas day one year (summer for us downunder), we woke up to a decent covering of snow on our tent near Lake St Clair in Tasmania. Elevation there is only about 700m, certainly not high country.

We were singularly unequipped for snow - it was a good excuse to stay snuggled in our sleeping bag for most of the day .
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