Snow fell in Canberra and it’s possible more is on the way

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Canberra went into a flurry of excitement as snow fell across patches of the city on Saturday and there’s a chance more will fall in the week to come. Temperatures weren’t quite low enough for the rare snow to stick to the ground in the city itself but people were thrilled. Twitter was aflurry with enthusiasm, “I’m still excited,” tweeted Daniel O’Connell on Saturday. “One of the little joys of living in this beautiful city,” chirped Kim Fraser. Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster David Wilke said there was a chance the snow could return again early in the week but it was hard to say with certainty this far out. “There’s a chance that we could get some light snow in the same way that we got with this last event on Tuesday and Wednesday,” Mr Wilke said. “One to keep an eye on.” Monday morning will dip below freezing in the morning but warm up to a top of 10 degrees. Tuesday is expected to be another wet day with light winds with an outside chance the city will again see snow flurries. “As we head into Tuesday and Wednesday, that’s when we start to see showers picking up,” Mr Wilke said. “There’s certainly a good chance of snow in the Brindabellas and the ACT will get snow, I’m sure. “Whether or not we get it in the city will always have a question mark around it.” Saturday’s snow relieved the heavy rain of the night before, though the forecasters warned that small hail couldn’t be ruled out. They are not expected to be as big as the ones which seriously dented vehicles last year. Eight millimetres of rain fell in the 24 hours to 9am on Saturday, with half of that overnight. This is wet but not out of the ordinary for the time of year, according to forecaster Jordan Notara. Mountain Franklin Road in Namadgi National Park was closed at Chalet car park due to inclement weather. Corin Road is now open only to 4WDs until further notice by Transport Canberra. The ski resorts were benefiting from snow. Fallen snow was reported at Corin Forest Ski Resort. Snow was forecast on land above 700 metres on Saturday, including the Brindabellas. The likelihood of a fall of snow on Mount Ginini was high, according to the meteorologist. Some ACT residents even claimed to see “snow flurries” atop high-rise buildings in Civic on Friday afternoon. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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Snow fell in Canberra and it’s possible more is on the way

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Canberrans can expect more cold and wet weather on the way.

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Snow at Flemington Road, Franklin

Canberra went into a flurry of excitement as snow fell across patches of the city on Saturday and there’s a chance more will fall in the week to come.

Temperatures weren’t quite low enough for the rare snow to stick to the ground in the city itself but people were thrilled.

Twitter was aflurry with enthusiasm, “I’m still excited,” tweeted Daniel O’Connell on Saturday. “One of the little joys of living in this beautiful city,” chirped Kim Fraser.

The Brindabella Ranges on Saturday. Picture: Vishal Pandey

The Brindabella Ranges on Saturday. Picture: Vishal Pandey

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster David Wilke said there was a chance the snow could return again early in the week but it was hard to say with certainty this far out.

“There’s a chance that we could get some light snow in the same way that we got with this last event on Tuesday and Wednesday,” Mr Wilke said.

Monday morning will dip below freezing in the morning but warm up to a top of 10 degrees.

Snow fell in Canberra and it’s possible more is on the way

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Canberrans can expect more cold and wet weather on the way.

news, environment, snow, canberra, brindabellas, snow flurries, bom

2021-07-18T10:00:00+10:00

https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6264136282001

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Snow at Gibraltar Falls

Tuesday is expected to be another wet day with light winds with an outside chance the city will again see snow flurries.

“As we head into Tuesday and Wednesday, that’s when we start to see showers picking up,” Mr Wilke said.

“There’s certainly a good chance of snow in the Brindabellas and the ACT will get snow, I’m sure.

Snowman on Brindabella Road, ACT. Picture: Lauren Ogden

Snowman on Brindabella Road, ACT. Picture: Lauren Ogden

“Whether or not we get it in the city will always have a question mark around it.”

Saturday’s snow relieved the heavy rain of the night before, though the forecasters warned that small hail couldn’t be ruled out.

Eight millimetres of rain fell in the 24 hours to 9am on Saturday, with half of that overnight.

Snow fell in Canberra and it’s possible more is on the way

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Canberrans can expect more cold and wet weather on the way.

news, environment, snow, canberra, brindabellas, snow flurries, bom

2021-07-18T10:00:00+10:00

https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6264135078001

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Snow at Otis dining hall and the truffle farm

This is wet but not out of the ordinary for the time of year, according to forecaster Jordan Notara.

Mountain Franklin Road in Namadgi National Park was closed at Chalet car park due to inclement weather.

Corin Road is now open only to 4WDs until further notice by Transport Canberra.

The ski resorts were benefiting from snow. Fallen snow was reported at Corin Forest Ski Resort.

Snow was forecast on land above 700 metres on Saturday, including the Brindabellas. The likelihood of a fall of snow on Mount Ginini was high, according to the meteorologist.

Some ACT residents even claimed to see “snow flurries” atop high-rise buildings in Civic on Friday afternoon.

Picture: Lauren Ogden

Picture: Lauren Ogden

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