Australia covered the heavy snowfall

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12.05.11.Na east coast of Australia today hit heavy snowfall. Brunt of the disaster was in the territory of the country's most populous state of New South Wales.

Because of the snow drifts transport department has decided to close part of the highway that connects the towns between Lithgow and Bathurst. Local residents advised not to unplanned trips.

According to a Met Christine Rapley, such unusual for this time of year and the climate zone sediments are extremely low temperatures. "May is recognized as the coldest in the last ten years, because the temperature in many areas dropped below zero," — she said. "Despite the fact that the weather in the next few days will remain fairly sunny, westerly winds carry with them a cold atmospheric front, which will lead to further cooling of the" — added the expert, the ITAR-TASS news agency.

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