DISCUSSION: As yet another low pressure system moved across portions of central to eastern Australia, the system had quite a nice surprise in its plans for parts of Tasmania. As captured perfectly in the footage above (courtesy of the Great Lake Hotel in Tasmania), there was another winter blast which was very much enjoyed by people living across Tasmania as the calendar closes in on Christmas Eve just 6 days from now. Due to there being a current forecast which has these colder temperatures persisting for at least the next few days across parts of Tasmania, there is still a very real chance of there being a White Christmas (for those who observe/celebrate this holiday) across this part of the world. It is worth noting that although Australia and the surrounding barrier islands and such are typically known for a warmer and drier average climate, the Australian continent also sees its fair share of wintry weather (i.e., at locations which are positioned at higher elevations) even during the Northern Hemispheric Winter. This is similar to the way in which even during the late Spring period, you can still find snow falling in the higher elevations of mountain ranges such as the Sierra-Nevadas, the Cascades, the Rockies, etc.
So, in other words, if you are somewhere across the United States and there is a bleak forecast of a White Christmas and you also happen to be looking for a great vacation destination, perhaps this is your answer!?!?!
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©2016 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz