Ballarat records coldest September day in more than 50 years and snow blankets central Victoria

Drops to freezing during the middle of the day. “The [cattle] this morning were just persistently mooing.”
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Senior forecaster Miriam Bradbury said the city reached a maximum of 5.8°C just after 4:00pm, after dropping to freezing during the middle of the day.

“It dropped in temperature to about 0 degrees at 1.30pm,” Ms Bradbury said.

At Tanybryn in the Otway Ranges Matthew Kolevski said the snow was more than 4 cm deep.

“It was unbelievable,” he said.
“The temperature dropped in just a few minutes. It was sleet and then transformed into these massive flakes of snow.”
Mr Kolevski owned a farm in the region for more than 30 years and had never seen such large snowflakes.

“The [cattle] this morning were just persistently mooing,” he said.
“In cold weather, like us when we get hungry, they get hungry.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-25/snow-falls-victoria-spring-cold-weather-record-ballarat/12705416

Thanks to Laurel for this link

According to Wikipedia, Ballarat is a city in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia. In 2018, Ballarat had a population of 105,471, making it the third-largest city in both Victoria and inland Australia. Ballarat lies about 71 miles (114 km) east northeast of Melbourne.


6 thoughts on “Ballarat records coldest September day in more than 50 years and snow blankets central Victoria”

  1. This is the first AUS ‘winter of discontent’… ours is already starting ‘again’ right now. Cows, both two and four legged, say moo when their furnaces are turned to ‘on’ and they want more food.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winter_of_Our_Discontent
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grapes_of_Wrath
    John Steinbeck understood winter and austerity and scarcity meant no great picnics in the park. (some authors get it)
    The Gordian Knot – Truthsteam – Aaron Dykes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmS_SkinfxI

  2. Down here in Tasmania polar vortex’s are becoming quite common now, we have had several in just the last 2 years. Recently northern Tasmania received its heaviest snowfalls in the last 70 years.

  3. overall it hasnt been a helish winter but it has been consistently cold and low on rain until recently when the Enso swung to la nina for us;-)
    now were over last yrs rainfall by a decent amount (here anyway) though not at the amazingly good falls of a few yrs ago.
    crops are looking very good in the Wimmera/mallee regions and theyll help pull thing through if crap hit fans elsewhere.
    our area sent thousands of tonnes of hay n feed to droughted animals all over the eastern seaboard last yr
    and the stored stockpiles of grains are still being shipped out to make way for the new harvests coming.
    and we hadnt had a bumper harvest by any means

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