Launceston was blanketed in a cover of white, fluffy snow in August, a highlight of a season spent mostly indoors.
As the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of events, and resulted in gathering restrictions, Launceston residents awoke to the snow on their doorstep on the morning of August 5.
Later in the year than when Tasmania typically sees snow, a dump of the stuff in people’s backyards had not happened for decades.
A cold front passing over Tasmania and the East Coast of Australia combined to create the spectacular display, which resulted in merry-making from Northern Tasmania residents.
“The fall is stated to be the heaviest experienced in Launceston for over 25 years, there having been a lighter one some eight or nine years ago,” the article reads.
While the snow was by far a highlight of the winter season, this year winter has put on displays of wet weather and given way to early spring blooms.
We hope you enjoy this collection of photos from our photographers Paul Scambler, Neil Richardson and Phillip Biggs.