Last update: August 24th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows a rare weather event that brought measurable snowfall across some regions in New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland.
The northern hemisphere may have had one of the hottest summers on record, but southeastern Australia has just endured fierce winds, icy conditions, and snow in unexpected places.
According to NASA snow falls on the mountains almost every year in Australia, but it is unusual for it to spread down onto the plains and cities.
Lasting from August 9th through the 12th, the cold stretch was one of the longest in the last two decades.
The image was captured on August 13, 2019 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory