New Zealand
Weather Warning: Snow hits the South Island
Posted on July 12, 2017 by APTC in APTC New Zealand

A big winter storm is sweeping up the country from Tuesday to Friday (11th to 14th of July).

  • Snow has fallen to sea level in the lower South Island
  • Interislander ferry sailings resumed on Tuesday morning, braving large swells in the Cook Strait, but were cancelled at 1pm by KiwiRail
  • Roads are closed across the South IslandSee the full list on NZTA.
  • High country stations in Otago and Canterbury could expect up to 30cm of settled snow.
  • Heavy rain and southerly gales were forecast for Wellington today.
  • Deep low over the North Island could bring severe gales and a possibility of snow to 600m in Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay and east of Taupo.
  • MetService says power outages and downed trees are possible as the storm slows down, dropping significant amounts of snow from Northern Canterbury to central North Island.
  • Flights have been delayed or cancelled
  • Keep up to date with severe weather warnings HERE.
  • In PHOTOS: check out the winter storm gallery.
Springfield in Canterbury.
Springfield in Canterbury. credit: IAIN MCGREGOR/STUFF


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