About inland Canterbury (above 300m) there is the possibility of 5 to 10cm, with up to 15cm in places above 400m. South Canterbury will likely only see light flurries, but the wind flow is more southerly – meaning showers are penetrating a bit further into the South Canterbury area.
The East Coast of the North Island could see totals of 5 to 10cm above 200m, which has already created issues for the Napier Taupo road and highways above that level.
Wellingtonians have woken to a white blanket in parts – with temperatures down to 1.8 degrees last night and an expected high today of only seven degrees.
The Rimutaka Hill Rd between Wellington and Wairarapa is closed because of snow and Wellington city’s hilly suburbs could be in for a sprinkling, but with daytime sunshine the chances of very low level snow becomes more and more remote.
The West Coast of the South Island has had a frosty start – especially inland – while the same goes for about the Lake Taupo area northwards through to the Waikato and inland Bay Of Plenty, not major frosts but â€“2 to â€“3 possible.
A ridge moves over the lower South Island overnight Thursday and into Friday morning – bringing more frosty conditions, with the possibility of temperatures in the double figure negatives in really sheltered areas.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell/NZME
– Photo: Wild Bay NZ
on 9/07/2015 4:51am
Snowing in Gisborne this afternoon.
on 9/07/2015 1:35am
Guyyys! Im In Eksdale NZ, Elev 30m, we have just has two snow flurries. Reports too of snow in Napier (sea level) You guys did forecast it!, Well done!! 😀
on 9/07/2015 12:44am
There was a good dusting of snow on Pirongia this morning. All peaks had a white dusting like icing sugar on them. Looked very pretty with the sun shining on it this morning.
on 8/07/2015 10:36pm
Hi Guys. I live over a hill 20km west of Napier ASL 50m. Could i get a flurry, or sleet?
on 9/07/2015 2:06am
Always live in hope, chances seem slim for you but who knows 😀 It could happen if a shower is heavy enough to drag a few flurries down with it.
on 8/07/2015 9:20pm
HHi there. Do you think all the snow has now passed in wellington or is there another burst this afternoon? Had the snow to 200 last night and just settled. Any chance of more and how much to what levels you seeing?
Spot on so far
on 8/07/2015 9:23pm
We expect snow flurries on and off today to 200m but we do think it’ll ease up a bit this afternoon / evening, it remains cold enough but the shower activity dies a bit.