Canberra Weather: Snow with wind and hail ahead | Canberra weather


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Snow has fallen in Canberra. Snow showers fell across the city, although the temperatures weren’t cold enough for the snow to stick to the ground. Still, some Canberrans were delighted with this rare sight. Twitter was full of enthusiasm, “I’m still excited,” Daniel O’Connell tweeted. “One of the joys of living in this beautiful city,” chirped Kim Fraser. Snow relieved heavy rains the night before, although forecasters warned small hail could not be ruled out. The stones could not be big enough to damage the cars. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the low temperatures and humidity in the clouds mean balls of hail, each no larger than a pea. are provided. They’re not expected to be as big as those that seriously dented vehicles last year. Eight millimeters of rain fell within 24 hours at 9 a.m. on Saturday, half of which was overnight. It’s humid but not unusual for the time of year, according to forecaster Jordan Notara. Canberrans can expect it to be especially cold outside due to the combination of wind and low temperatures (a high of 8 degrees). “There’s an element of wind chill. It’s definitely going to be cold outside,” the forecaster said. The Bureau’s “severe weather warning” remains in place for Saturday. Forecasters have warned that strong gusting winds could bring down trees and power lines. The strongest winds are said to be around Canberra, especially on the heights. Emergency services were urging people to clean up loose items around their properties and reconsider marine activities such as boating or rock fishing. The Mountain Franklin Road in Namadgi National Park has been closed at the Chalet parking lot due to bad weather. Corin Road is now only open to 4x4s until further notice from Transport Canberra. The ski resorts took advantage of the snow. Snowfall has been reported at Corin Forest ski resort. Snow was forecast over land above 700 meters, including the Brindabellas. The likelihood of a snowfall on Mount Ginini was high, according to the meteorologist. Some ACT residents even claimed to have seen “snow flurries” atop tall buildings in Civic on Friday afternoon. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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