White Christmas (in July) in Canberra

Kramer 17 July 2007 25

After a very cold evening last night, it looks like Canberra is about to receive some snow falls as a large cold front sweeps over south east Australia this evening. The Bureau of Meterology are predicting snow falls down to 500m (so that’s all of Canberra) this evening and early tomorrow, and a maximum of 5 degrees tomorrow. There’s also a little blurb on the ABC site.

Can’t wait to build a snowman in my backyard! Some guys at my work are planning to build a mini park in their backyard, and get out their snowboards!! Send in your photos, and we’ll put together a story as the images roll in.

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25 Responses to White Christmas (in July) in Canberra
GnT GnT 5:16 pm 18 Jul 07

What a beautiful day! I went outside wearing thermals and multiple layers, and within an hour had stripped down to shirt sleeves. Such a disappointment …

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 5:02 pm 18 Jul 07

Barest dusting on Horse Park Drive near the Federal Highway was the only sign below the Brindys I could see this morning.

Ripped off. BOM have bombed this time.

Repeat after me: do NOT build up the kids’ expectations. Do NOT build up the kids’ expectations. Do NOT…

Kramer Kramer 12:33 pm 18 Jul 07

No reports of any snowfalls in suburban Canberra last night or this morning… Damn global warming!

Absent Diane Absent Diane 11:16 am 18 Jul 07

does this mean we are not getting snow?? all the weather websites still say we will and the weather channels says so as well. i love the weather channel surely it wouldn’t lie to me. I feel so betrayed. maybe it is just running late.

groonsnout groonsnout 9:50 am 18 Jul 07

too many people cruising around in hybrid cars and buying carbon credits is causing all the snow! because we all know how much difference that all makes (s.f.a)

Thumper Thumper 8:24 am 18 Jul 07


nope. But the frogs are coming to get us all…

Thumper Thumper 8:03 am 18 Jul 07

No snow….

At least with these temperatures we could have some snow to look at.

Meconium Meconium 2:43 am 18 Jul 07

Has anyone seen any snow yet?

Pics would be good. I could walk to the front door, but then I’d have to get out of my chair, and it’s cold outside.

ant ant 11:00 pm 17 Jul 07

It’s fizzing. It’s got mid-victoria, has skipped us, and is doing over the northern tablelands. Typical.

Kramer Kramer 10:06 pm 17 Jul 07

Just for the record…
The lowest recorded temp in Canberra (airport) was -10 on 11 July 1971.
The highest recorded temp in Canberra (airport) was 42.2 on 1 Feb 1968.
So yes, we have rarely had any days recently (or ever) over 40 degrees, and we don’t get too many serious sub-zero mornings either.

el el 9:42 pm 17 Jul 07

Thumper – back into the Absinthe today?

ant ant 8:51 pm 17 Jul 07

Driving home east of Canberra tonight, it was already doing splats rather than drops as I went up into my hinterland. The rain has tapered off into showers now, and it’s bloody cold. Had a frost storm the day before yesterday, every thing was covered in exploded frost crystals, like white fur.

If they close Captain’s Flat Road like they did last time, I can call work and go XC skiing up and down my driveway.

Thumper Thumper 4:21 pm 17 Jul 07

yeah, those frozen frogs can be a worry.

Turn up on your doorstep and claim to be collecting for the RSPCA when we all know they are planning world domination.

The trick is to get a paddle pop stick, shove it up the frog’s ass, so he becomes a green iceypole.

Then eat him.

H H 4:21 pm 17 Jul 07

It snowed at some football game here in Canberra in May/June 2000. It snowed in Tuggeranong in July 2000 and again in August 2004.

Maelinar Maelinar 3:31 pm 17 Jul 07

NTP for Belco Tat.

Ntp Ntp 3:25 pm 17 Jul 07

And don’t get tricked by frozen fog

Absent Diane Absent Diane 3:11 pm 17 Jul 07

this is the coldest winter I have had here since I moved back in 2003. and yes the last couple of winters have been mild.. and infact a year or two ago.. I didn”t even have the need to get out of shorts.. the summers have been equally as lame rarely a day over 40.

Ntp Ntp 2:49 pm 17 Jul 07

you must have lived in different areas to me lateralis. I recall making snow men and having snow ball fights on my front lawn almost once or twice every year when I was growing up, at least a few time as late as October and I’m a Belco boy – although I don’t have the tat to prove it 😉

If anything I’d say we have had warmer/drier winters in the last 16 years

andy andy 2:48 pm 17 Jul 07

acually, 3 times i think.

Thumper Thumper 2:48 pm 17 Jul 07

frankly I can’t wait til it warms up…

roll on spring.

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