DISCUSSION: As the Southern Hemisphere moves through the heart of their Winter-time season, many wintry scenes have been more and more common over the past couple of days across parts of far southeastern Australia. Often times, across parts of eastern and southeastern Australia, there is a particularly more conducive set-up for wintry weather events based on the fact that low-pressure systems propagating across parts of the Australian Outback end up being able to tap in ample moisture provided by larger-scale flow emanating from the Bass Strait and/or the Tasman Sea. Hence, the combination of warmer air being drawn in from further offshore along with the increasing upslope flow present especially across parts of southeastern Australia in light of the elevated terrain present across this (and other) part(s) of Australia and in a geographically favorable position. Therefore, although this is not entirely uncommon, it is always a welcome sight for ski and Winter-time tourist resorts across these parts of Australia.
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