Many people from outside Australia are surprised to hear that parts of Australia have snow in winter. We even have ski resorts. Most of our cities and towns never get snow though and up north the weather is warm all year round.
Our Winter months are June to August.Our Summer runs from December to February so Christmas Day can be very hot. In north and central Australia Christmas day can reach 49c. Even in Melbourne in the south Christmas Day has been over 40c.
Thredbo Ski Resort, NSW, Australia in July 2005
For those of you in Australia who have not seen snow here is a video shot in England on 18th December, 2009.
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