Parts of the nation's capital woke to a light dusting of snow on Saturday morning, after Manuka played host to what is believed to be the first AFL match played in the snow on Friday night.
Canberrans woke to flurries of snow in the suburbs this morning and in some places in the capital there was enough to settle on the ground.
The top of Mount Stromlo, Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain, all buried beneath dark clouds, had coverings of white.
Duffy residents Naomi and Brenton Colley and their two children Abigail, 5, and Amelia, 2, were up early enjoying the rare event.
Mrs Colley said the family got to the top of Mount Stromlo at about 7am.
"The girls had a great time making little snow balls and throwing them at us," Mrs Colley said.
"Every time it's cold enough to snow we promise them we will go and see it. Was just a bonus that today was only a 10-minute drive!"
At the top of Mount Ainslie, families were enjoying the light snow cover.
Matt Ryan and his family moved to Canberra three years ago, and have been hanging out for the cold weather to bring snow. He took his children, Nicholas, 10, and Sophia, 7, and their dog Roxy to the top of Mount Ainslie to check out the covering.
"It was a winter wonderland... It was their first time seeing snow, so they were very excited," Mr Ryan said.
George Hlaing and Jade Chin and their children Ben, 1, and Alex, 8, were surprised to see the snow on Mount Ainslie.
"We woke up a bit late so it was surprising to see that much snow, with some snow flakes falling down. Our family had a great time," he said.
The weather is expected to remain chilly throughout the day. A top of 8 degrees is forecast, and while the temperature didn't drop below zero overnight Friday, the apparent temperature was well below.
As of 8am, it had reached 2 degrees, while the apparent temperature was minus 4.
There were more reports of early morning snow on Saturday through Canberra and the region, including on the Hume Highway.
On Friday night, it wasn't quite the blizzard that the Raiders played through at Bruce Stadium in 2000, or even the decent amount that fell on Mount Ainslie in 2016, but footy fans and commentators were left in disbelief when snowflakes began falling in the first quarter of the round 21 clash between the GWS Giants and Hawthorn.
Snow had already fallen around parts of the ACT earlier in the week, including in the Brindabellas.
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Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Jake Phillips said snow in Canberra was uncommon, but not unheard of.
"A few years ago we did get a bit of snow, three or four years ago, but it's been a long time since we had enough snow to settle on the ground," he said.
ACT Policing urged drivers to pay attention to conditions after rescuing a number of drivers trapped on dangerous roads.
Police observed drivers attempting to drive around road closure barriers, which they deemed both "irresponsible and dangerous".
Heavy snowfalls forced the closure of Corin Road for parts of the day, with 15 centimetres recorded. The same amount fell overnight heading into Saturday at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains, taking the total from the recent snowstorm to 117 centimetres.
Wind gusts of up to 100km/h were also recorded at Thredbo, making the temperature on the ski slopes feel as low as minus 20.
The weather conditions were fuelled by a strong cold front moving across the south-east of Australia.
The cold front led to a severe weather warning being issued for the ACT on Friday, as damaging winds hit parts of Victoria and NSW.
Temperatures reached a max of 8 degrees in Canberra on Friday, although the wind chill made it feel as low as minus 4.
Craig Ryan, also from the Bureau of Meteorology, said wind gusts reached as fast as 70km/h, with average speeds of 35km/h recorded during the day.
"We're not expecting the winds to get stronger in the next few days," he said.
"Friday's windy conditions were as strong as the gusts will get."
Despite the wind, ACT SES crews responded to only nine call-outs over the course of the day.
Among them was a fallen tree in Red Hill that had blocked parts of Mugga Way.
But Mr Ryan said the snow was set to continue into Saturday, which would reach a top of 8 degrees with a low of minus 2.
"We're still expecting quite cold conditions on Saturday during the day, and the wind chill will make it feel quite colder again," Mr Ryan said.
"In Canberra itself, it's more likely to be flurries, but on local hills it will be more of a dusting."
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