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It's Really Cold Down Under And People Are Losing Their Minds

It's snowing in AUSTRALIA?

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The front has seen snow overnight in various New South Wales towns including Orange, Lithgow and Crookwell. It has fallen from parts of Victoria to as far north as Guyra, near Armidale.

Light snow also fell in parts of South Australia on Saturday.

Severe weather warnings have been issued across most of NSW for damaging winds and advising farmers to look out for the wellbeing of sheep and lambs.

Generally speaking, Australians aren't *great* at dealing with cold weather.

A lot of Australians were surprised to wake up to a blanket of snow covering their hometown.

What the actual fuck. snow in Australia??

While some people are feeling cheated.

Didn't sign up for this when I came to Australia...! #snow

And others were genuinely confused to hear the news.

But EVERYONE was excited.

1. #BatmanvSuperman 2. #snow 3. Suicide Squad 4. Brazen Beau 5. #psychobabblemeetup 2015/7/12 08:53 EST #trndnl http://t.co/3f5QhuzMWr

And we don't care if other countries with ~colder climates~ might think we are overreacting.

the #snow trend is so cute i love australia bless us

Like, a lot of people might look at these numbers (in celsius) and think "What the heck are you all on about?"

Cold front sweeps across SE Australia

But it is COLD, dammit.

There is an Antarctic Vortex over the East Coast of Australia. Needless to say, it's cold yall! ❄️

#PrayForAustralia

The tighter a ball a cat curls up into is directionally proportionate to the temperature outside. 💨 #AntarcticVortex

A bunch of people took to social media to share pictures of the snow covering their towns.

Snow fun in Orange. And it keeps on coming! @SkyNewsWeather

@TheTodayShow beautiful snow in Crookwell NSW.

Do you want to build a snowman? #frozen #OrangeNSW

@ABCNews24 been snowing since first light here 10kms east of Bungendore

Meanwhile, Australia's snowfields (yes, they do exist!) are rejoicing, hoping the cold front will help pick up a slow start to the ski season.

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But not everyone is impressed by the Antarctic Vortex.

How about we just call it.... I don't know... maybe "winter"? #AntarcticVortex

Worst. Antarctic. Vortex. Ever. #SydneyWeather #AntarcticVortex #PassMeTheSunscreen

I feel you, rest of the east coast but in Sydney the #AntarcticVortex was just a lightning storm. V. disappointing.

I don't know why #AntarcticVortex is trending. It's only going to be 5-10 deg in Adelaide. whcih is like the status quo atm #overrated

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