“I’ve never seen snow,”says 26-year-old resident.
The city of Launceston recorded the heaviest snowfall since the early 1970s, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
“The closest event for severity was in 1921 ,” says reader Byron Dawes.
People were extremely excited at the sight of the unusual phenomenon. Kiani Chippendale, 26, told CNN that he had never seen snow in Launceston.
“We stayed up all night, too excited to sleep. It’s never snowed here in this city … at least not since I was born.”
Even wombats were surprised
See video of wombat walking in the snow:
Thanks to Alex Tanase in Romania, Alexey Parkhomenko in Russia, Alex Piccinini in Australia and Byron Dawes in Tasmania for these links
“And not just very rare snowfall but heavy snowfall in Launceston, says Byron . “The closest event for severity was in 1921 , and there was a light dusting once in the 1970’s .”