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Main cities hit by weather

Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch have been hit by weather elements over the last twelve hours.

Auckland saw kingtides affect lowlying areas last night over some motorways which resulted in mainly minor flooding and blustery conditions were also a factor. Further high tides between 8 and 9 this morning could also be an issue for drivers.

Wellingtonians have seen thunder, lightning, heavy rain and also reports of isolated hail first thing this morning. Drivers are being urged to take care on the roads,

Christchurch has started to see some snow fall across parts of the city as the southerly starts to bite.Temperatures at the airport are varying between one and two degrees.More snow showers are expected throughout the morning.

“The key for Christchurch is if the air temperature can lower enough for the snow to settle as there’s been quite a bit of rain throughout the night and considerable snow needs to fall for it to settle” says weather analyst Richard Green.” Western suburbs may see more than the eastern side due to it being a little higher”.

Further inland and snow is settling and building quite quickly in places such as Oxford, Darfield and Sheffield.

Heavy snow showers are still expected to fall throughout the day and this snow is forecast to move into Marlborough and the Kaikoura Coast.

Further south and a smattering of snow took hold over parts of east Otago overnight but the focus appears to remain over Mid and North Canterbury today.


mandi on 6/06/2012 3:13am

Its still snowing quite heavily here in chch still. No signs of it letting up…

Guest on 5/06/2012 9:47pm

Yea a wee bit of snow and ice in Dunedin but nothing to write home about. No disruptions or anything like that

Simon Lewis on 5/06/2012 8:12pm

white over here in West Melton still snowing hard

at least 3cms so far

temp 0.5c

Richard on 5/06/2012 8:06pm

Snowing heavily here now in central Christchurch, already a couple of cm on the ground, starting to build up in between lanes on Bealey Ave.

Skiwi on 5/06/2012 8:05pm

Snow steady and settling in Harewood.

Sal on 5/06/2012 8:05pm

Snowing hard in Addington really coming down and settling!

sarah on 5/06/2012 8:05pm

We have snow settling quite fast here in Ohoka

MJ on 5/06/2012 7:25pm

We’ve just got our first snow falling here in Tuahiwi (between Kaiapoi and Rangiora) @ 7.25am. Kids very excited!

WW Forecast Team on 5/06/2012 7:47pm

Thanks for the update MJ and kids must be loving it!

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