More than a week of dismal weather was continuing to hold the Lithgow district and Blue Mountains in its grip yesterday. A persistent easterly influence has brought the almost constant drizzle and low temperatures, continuing an UNSEASONAL PATTERN that has been evident for much of the year. Travellers are reporting hazardous driving conditions with fog and low cloud adding to the problems throughout the Blue Mountains.
CANADA - April has been unpredictable, with COLD TEMPERATURES BREAKING RECORDS in Powell River four times and a RECORD-BREAKING HIGH temperature once. Powell River missed a freak snowstorm that brought 24 centimetres of the white stuff to Naniamo on Saturday, April 19. The city hadn't seen measurable snow on April 19 since 1947. The snow in Nanaimo BROKE AN APRIL RECORD which had been set on April 12, 1981 with 4.9 centimetres.