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More snow coming for Southland, Otago

Snow is back in the forecast again from Invercargill to Dunedin to Queenstown as our deep Southern Ocean storm sends up one last blast. says snow flurries are going to spread back in again in the early hours of Tuesday with winds shifting more southerly.

The cold air is coming from very near the Antarctic ice shelf.

Daytime highs will be between a couple of degrees inland to 7 or 8 in Invercargill and Dunedin. says wind chills dropped to -5 in Invercargill on Saturday and exposed higher altitude parts of Otago had a -11 wind chill on Sunday afternoon.  Wind chills are again expected to be around -5 in lower levels of Southland and between -10 and and -15 for farmers higher up.

Snow flurries may continue into Wednesday before winds turn more westerly.

Image:  Richard Gayfer makes a snow angel in Invercargill on Saturday.  Credit: Malcolm Gayfer

Homepage image: Main trunk line in Invercargill / Malcolm Gayfer


Guest on 20/09/2010 3:47am

Just wondering how much snow is scheduled for Dunedin overnight?? 🙂

guest on 19/09/2010 11:16pm

i see that we in southland are due for more snow. any ideas how much we could expected an is it going to be sticking around for long? central southland hasnt bean getting anywere near as much snow as invercargill has. fingerscrossed we might end up the same again.

WW Forecast Team on 20/09/2010 3:39am

HI there,

It’s unlikely we’ll see the same degree of snow – mainly because there isn’t as much moisture coming in and the wind direction hopefully will be less favourable.  Some snow showers are possible in Invercargil and flurries even possible to sea level.

If you live in Southland and Otago definitely stay up to date with the MetService severe weather warnings/watches for the area – looks like some more snow possible on Wednesday too, then hopefully that’s it.

– WeatherWatch

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