A possible thundersnow storm hit ski resorts in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains on August 18, with locals reporting the unusual combination of lightning and snow.
Video posted to Facebook by Didj Mick Hopkins shows lightning illuminating the ski resort at Charlotte Pass. In his post, Hopkins said the sound heard in the background was hail and snow hitting the building’s roof.
The Bureau of Meteorology describes a thundersnow storm as a thunderstorm where snow falls instead of rain. “This is because the whole atmosphere and the depth to which the thunderstorm is extending through is frozen,” the weather bureau wrote in a Facebook post. Credit: Didj Mick Hopkins via Storyful