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Monday’s News: Cold fronts and snow today, Warmest temperatures, Another cold front on Wednesday

Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….


More cold fronts move north over the country today, and this means some snow.

Snow may fall as low as 300 / 400m about the far south by this evening, Canterbury may see snow to 400 / 500m later this evening / overnight (more so inland).

For details on snow please check out our warnings page issued by Metservice here.


Today’s warmest temperatures will be:

For the South Island: Canterbury northwards in the east up through to Nelson / Marlborough with highs likely to be in the mid teens, Blenheim has the warmest afternoon forecast high of 17.

For the North Island: Along the east coast and for Auckland and Northland temperatures will likely reach around 15 or 16 degrees.


A cold front hits the far south early on Wednesday, moving north to reach the upper South Island late afternoon or evening then the North Island overnight.

More snow is likely for the South Island ranges, potentially as low as 300m about the far south, 400 / 500m for the upper South Island, 700 / 800m for the Central Plateau overnight into Thursday although this may lower as more information comes to hand.

Unstable conditions look to develop for the upper North Island on Thursday meaning thunderstorms with hail.


Marilyn Burnard on 7/08/2023 7:00am


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