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It is officially the fifth day of summer, but it snowed overnight at the Falls Creek ski resort, in Victoria’s north-east.
“We’ve probably seen four to six centimetres on the ground [and] a little more up high,” said resident photographer Chris Hocking.
“Temps are in sort of mid-winter chill and [it's] just amazing to see the ground turn pretty much white all around the resort.”
Mount Baw Baw and Mount Hotham have also had snow.
Gina Woodward from Mount Hotham says it is surprising, given temperatures in the north of the state broke heat records last week.
“[It's] pretty cold, minus 1.6C right now,” she said.
More snow is expected above 1,300 metres.
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“These so call rare summer snowfalls appear to becoming more frequent,” says Paul. “The same thing happened about this time last year as I recall.”
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