How cold can it get in Australia?
Wednesday April 14, 2021 – 16:57 EST
The first proper cold snap of the season sent shivers across southeastern Australia last weekend and another bout of cold air is on its way up from the Southern Ocean.
But how does this cold weather compare with some of Australia’s biggest wintry outbreaks of the past?
The lowest temperature in the country so far this month was minus 5.5ºC at Perisher Valley on Tuesday morning.
That’s cold, but it’s far from a record for April. Back in 2009, a weather station at Charlotte Pass cooled to minus 13ºC.
Of course the Aussie Alps get much colder in winter and the lowest temperature on