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Wed 5 Aug 2020 Launceston residents awoke to a few centimetres of snow settled on front lawns and suburban streets.

 

The Bureau of Meteorology's Luke Johnston said snow in the northern city was a rare event. 

"Something that I found particularly interesting last night was looking at the webcam at Launceston Airport, where snow blanketed all the grassed areas for much of the night," he said.

On Wednesday morning some winter sports enthusiast braved the icy conditions to ski in the streets.