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There's been heavy snow in Australia and people don't know what's going on

Even the ‘Sunshine state’ Queensland has been blanketed.

Bill Shrapnel / Colmar Estate/AP Bill Shrapnel / Colmar Estate/AP / Colmar Estate/AP

HEAVY SNOWFALL HAS hit parts of Australia in what has been described as the coldest July weather in four decades.

It came as a surprise in particular in Queensland which is known as the ‘Sunshine State’.

The Guardian reports the snow has fallen in parts of the country where this type of weather is so rare that they do not have the tools to measure it.

And people just don’t know what to do with it…

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said the snowstorms are due to a low pressure system that moved a cold air mass in off the coast of New South Wales. It also said there are “more freezing nights to come”.

Meanwhile in Ireland…

Read: Some parts of the country might be lucky enough to avoid the rain this weekend>

Incoming: Met Éireann has just issued a wind warning for the west…>

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