Snow continues to fall over parts of Christchurch and North and Mid Canterbury with some schools now closing in areas south and west of the city.
Mid Canterbury saw falls get underway just after midnight with some decent amounts now lying on the ground in Ashburton.
Christchurch is seeing some heavy falls move in over some suburbs and beginning to settle in places despite rain falling earlier.
“In some places the snow is quite thick and yet in other areas it’s a comination of sleet and snow” says weather analyst Richard Green.”It still looks like the heaviest falls will take place before midday however it could be even colder after lunch”.
WeatherWatch.co.nz is getting reports of substantial falls over inland areas. Sheffield is reporting nearly 15cm in places, With Darfield about 12 and Oxford near a similar amount. Those totals should continue to increase relatively sharply this morning.
Wellington saw a thunder and lightning display earlier this morning.Dunedin has ice and snow on the hill suburbs this morning and Auckland has seen another big tide this morning flooding a small portion of the motorway network.
on 6/06/2012 12:39am
Hi Guys , plenty of rain in Levin but no wind and relatively mild sitting on 13.6 dec. Will the cold conditions reach this far north or are we going to stay this way
cheers Phil Smith
on 6/06/2012 12:07am
Hi We live in Spreydon in Christchurch, since the snow started around 7:00 we have about 7cm of snow, and its till snowing!
on 5/06/2012 10:21pm
Nice line formed but showers still forming,has the front stalled over Christchurch?
on 5/06/2012 10:18pm
Winds in Mapua near Nelson have just turned to the East and the temperature has dropped from 16 to 12 in the past 15 minutes. Scattered light rain has turned to brief heavy showers.