VIDEO: Feeling the heat? It's snowing in Tasmania

WHILE warm weather continues in the rest of the country, video has emerged of falling snow in Tasmania this week.

Great Lake Hotel owner Kaylee Hattinger recorded the spectacle on Tuesday morning at 9am, sharing the video to the hotel's Facebook page.

"Once our customers got up and started wandering around they were as excited as I was," Ms Hattinger said. 

The Great Lake Hotel is about 1000m above sea level in Miena, a small lakeside town in the Central Highlands of Tasmania.

Ms Hattinger said she had been expecting snow, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting 1100mm, and was "keeping an ear out for it".

"I have lived up here for 11 years and it has snowed at least once every February," she said.

"It's really quiet when it starts, you hear rain and then small hail first."

The average minimum temperature for Miena in February is 5.5 degrees, and its average maximum temperature is 16.3 degrees. 


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