(news.com.au) – Locals couldn’t have anticipated this: Snowboarding in Western Australia in April? The state’s southwest had more than a Good Friday, with residents waking up to record snowfall. As predicted in news.com.au’s weekend weather forecast, the Stirling Ranges have seen snow just in time for Easter — and for the first time in 49 years.

While snow this time of year is extremely rare, the Stirling Ranges have broken April records this weekend with residents enjoying the earliest recorded snow event in a calendar year in the state’s history. The last recorded fall before this time was April 20, 1970, according to Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) records. And the frost could potentially spread across the Wheatbelt by Sunday morning. READ MORE

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