A cold front has dumped record levels of snow on parts of Australia. Queensland, known as the sunshine state, received what could be its most significant snowfall since records began in 1984. While eight centimetres may not sound like much, the state rarely sees any snow – the previous record was five centimetres.

Snow is more common in New South Wales. Towns in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, experienced power cuts and road closures.

Australians have taken to Twitter to share their delight at the rare snowfall.