Australians usually can only dream of a white Christmas, but not this year. A freak weather pattern has brought significant snowfall to the eastern states of New South Wales and Victoria (pictured, Mount Hotham), RedOrbit reports.
Various locations reported up to 4 inches of snow, though The Telegraph of London reported as much as 11 inches in parts of New South Wales.
"It's white, everything is white," Michelle Lovius, general manager of the Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel at Charlotte Pass, told the Telegraph.
"First thing this morning everything was just very still, very peaceful and every single thing was just blanketed in a thick cover of white."
Tuesday is the first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.