A surprise dump of snow at Perisher has social media users flipping for joy.
No, you’re not dreaming, it really is snowing in November.
A spokesperson from Weatherzone said the snowfall was not unusual for this time of year and said the unexpected fall can even happen in December.
The late dump came about 7am on Monday, just 24 days out from summer, after it dropped to zero degrees overnight.
Melisha Liegl from Perisher said about 7cm of snow had fallen across the resort.
“It’s a real winter wonderland here in Perisher today and we can’t believe how much snow has fallen for this time of year, it’s amazing,” Ms Liegl said.
“The weather does change quickly in the mountains and it can snow at any time of the year as these cold fronts pass through.”
At lunchtime it was 1.6 degrees.
A video posted by Perisher Resort on Facebook has attracted more than 3500 reactions and 1300 comments.
The snowfall came as Canberra received 39.4mm of rain between midnight and 7.30pm on Monday, more than half the November rainfall average, as heavy rain and hail lashed the south coast.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning on Monday, saying that severe thunderstorms in the Illawarra and Sutherland areas could lead to flash flooding, with areas near West Wyalong, Young, Yass and Goulburn also affected.
A weak low pressure system off the southern New South Wales coast deepened and was expected to intensify further in the evening before rapidly moving away towards New Zealand on Tuesday.
It was forecast to be a chilly minus 2 degrees in Perisher on Monday night and the snowfall was expected to continue.
Weatherzone is owned by Fairfax Media.