AS THE first snow falls for winter 2016 have been reported, Australians in the northern regions are still drenched in sweat.

The first snow report for this season came last night with one hotel in Tasmania sharing photographs of the winter wonderland creation on Facebook.

However, it wasn't the first snow report for the year, with a report back in February: WATCH HERE

Meanwhile, Central Queenslanders continue to sweat as temperatures continue to remain high for this time of year.

It was 31 degrees in Rockhampton yesterday afternoon
It was 31 degrees in Rockhampton yesterday afternoon Kerri-Anne Mesner

Last week, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a forecast outlook for May to July 2016.

May to July favours above-average rainfall likely for large parts of mainland Australia and warmer-than-average days likely for the tropical north and parts of southern Australia.

Climate influences include a rapidly weakening El Niño, a very warm Indian Ocean, and warm sea surface temperatures around much of Australia.

WATCH: The Bureau's forecast for May - July 2016



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