'Let It Snow!': Man Feels Christmas Spirit in August After Snow Dump in Launceston

Launceston resident Yoshith Weerakoone said he felt like “a six-year-old waking up to a winter wonderland” following heavy snowfall in parts of Tasmania, Australia, on August 5.

“I’ve lived in this city for over a decade now, and this was a welcome first!” Weerakoone told Storyful.

Weerakoone can be heard singing Let it Snow in the video and saying, “I wish it was Christmas”.

Snow began falling on Launceston on the evening of August 4, with the city council urging motorists to take caution as roads were made hazardous by ice and fallen trees.

Snow was observed in many parts of Tasmania and Victoria as a blast of Antarctic air moved across southern Australia. Credit: Yoshith Weerakoone via Storyful