Wintry conditions have taken hold of eastern areas of the mainland this afternoon with temperatures falling to single figures as squally conditions take hold.
Parts of Canterbury have seen lightning, hail and strong southerlies this afternoon including parts of Christchurch city.
Conditions are expected to improve for the weekend with temperatures in the low 20s with plenty of sunshine for Cantabrians however tonight should see the mercury fall to near freezing, especially in inland areas of Canterbury.
on 12/03/2010 10:08am
I was working on the ferry at the time. we were in the middle of the cook strait when it hit us and rolled us on our side. strange weather!!
on 12/03/2010 3:58am
Looks like the front has arrived in Wellington, big power surges not long ago and raining. (Don’t know yet whether there is visible lightning or audible thunder.)
on 12/03/2010 3:55am
snow at about 750m in northern North Canterbury