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Friday, October 12, 2012

A wet, white and wild spring

 

Snow is falling across a large part of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, despite it being over a month into spring. There have been reports of snow in the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands, while Canberra has received 10 centimetres. The bureau says yesterday's 8.6 degrees Celsius temperature was one of the coldest Canberra days on record for this time of year.

Some of Canberra's suburbs have reached October's average rainfall over the past two days after receiving up to 80 millimetres. Parts of the NSW south coast have been saturated with more than 300mm of rain, accompanied by eight-metre waves.

Here at "Riverbend" the rain gauge has stopped 'gauging' and is overflowing as are the watertanks and the quarter-acre pond has turned into a half-acre pond.