PHOTOS: Antarctic blast chills Australia

Global News

Koalas, surfing, and snow? Australia is known for sweltering weather and sun-soaked beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. But a cold snap has hit parts of the nation, leaving Aussies reaching for parkas.

On July 9 the Bureau of Meteorology predicted a “weekend cold snap for south eastern Australia.” The weather agency warned of a cold front that would bring strong winds and snow, with temperatures expected to dip around or below zero.

The forecast was correct.

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