CANBERRANS awoke to a chilly, yet beautiful sight this morning (June 1) as freezing cold temperatures resulted in snow falling over the territory’s surrounding mountain ranges.
On the first day of winter the ACT has recorded one of its coldest days of the year, with the temperature getting as low as 0 degrees celsius and a maximum expected to reach 8 degrees.
At 6.30am this morning some parts of Canberra felt as cold as -5 degrees, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).
Many Canberrans took to social media with pictures of snow-capped peaks on the Brindabella Range, Tidbinbilla Range and in Namadgi.
According to the BOM, cold temperatures are set to continue into the week, and will likely result in even more snow.
On Monday (May 30), the capital recorded it’s coldest May day since 2000, getting as low as -1.4 degrees.
The BOM predicts Canberra’s overnight temperature on Wednesday could get down to -2 degrees.
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