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Friday’s national forecast

The cold south-west flow will continue across the country today.  Icy gales are expected for the deep south.  Snow will also affect parts of the South Island.  No road warnings are in effect at this time.

Government forecaster MetService says that snow affecting Milford Road is expected to ease this morning,  By the time the snow eases, 1-3cm may have accumulated about the tunnel above 800 metres, with lesser amounts to 600 metres.

MetService also says that light snow flurries to 500 metres may continue south of Lake Gunn this morning but no significant accumulations are expected.

Dry, but blustery weather is expected for the rest of the South Island from this morning.  The only exception is the deep south where light rain may persist throughout the day.

The North Island, originally slated for a dry and settled day, is now looking a bit wet in many areas.  Isolated showers are now expected to pop up from the northern tip, south to Wairarapa for the morning and afternoon hours.   Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wellington should be pretty much rain-free.

By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph


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