Snow bunnies rejoice as winter hits

Mount Hotham’s Brittney Mischker and Danny Katel have a ball in the new snow after a good fall at the resort yesterday.

Mount Hotham’s Brittney Mischker and Danny Katel have a ball in the new snow after a good fall at the resort yesterday.

RAIN, hail and snow — the Border and North East copped the lot yesterday.

And a nice bit of sunshine came through between the showers.

Skiers on the Victorian Alps will be rejoicing today as the snow continues to fall after a good dumping yesterday.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said it rained the equivalent of about 18 centimetres at Falls Creek yesterday, with conditions cold enough for most of that to fall as snow.

Hotham was reporting snowfalls of up to 15 centimetres, while Mr Carlyon said Mount Buller experienced 57 centimetres of rain, but given its lower altitude, not all of that would have been snow.

Last night at 9pm the mercury fell to minus 7.2 degrees at Mount Hotham.

Freezing weather will continue for most of the week, with more rain and snow predicted in the region today and tomorrow.

“Certainly there’s a chance by this time next week there could be over a metre of snow, which would really kick it off for the school holidays,” Mr Carlyon said.

Albury receive 6.2 millimetres of rain yesterday while Wangaratta received eight millimetres.

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