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6/18/2007

Shivering Temperatures in Tasmania

Breaking Earth News
Australia

TASMANIA shivered this morning with Hobart recording its coldest temperature in 12 years.
Snow also fell in Grove, about 30km south of Hobart, today as the mercury there plunged to -5C.
The temperature dropped to just below freezing in Hobart this morning, the lowest since June 6, 1995, when the minimum recorded was -1C.
Bushy Park in the Derwent Valley, in the state's south east, also recorded its lowest temperature for 35 years since June 1972 with -6C.
The lowest temperature recorded was -8.8C at Liawenee in central Tasmania.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said the cold snap was caused by high pressure systems in the Great Australian Bight and a trough in the southern Tasman Sea.

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