Good Friday cold blast in Albany brings April snow.
This is the earliest recorded snow event in the state’s history.
The last recorded fall before this time was April 20 in 1970, according to Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) records.
Snow is an extremely rare occurrence in April, said Matt Boterhoven of the BOM. “It’s exceptional. We’ve only recorded once, in the last 100 years, snow as early as this on top of the Stirling Ranges.”
“Cold fronts do happen in April but this is a very active one and with the wet and windy conditions,” said BOM spokesman Neil Bennett. “If people aren’t prepared properly they may find that it’s a bit unpleasant out there.”
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