– Warnings of black ice tonight
– Wind chill stress for new born animals
Snow has fallen in the last hour in Invercargill.
As predicted by the Radio Network’s Weather Watch Centre snow has fallen to low levels about Southland today following the weekend’s storm.
ZB reporter Malcolm Gayfer says snow fell in the last hour, but the sun has now come out again. He says snow has also been falling across western parts of Southland today.
Head weather analyst Philip Duncan says conditions should clear overnight leading to widespread frosts and black ice. “We advise motorists in the lower part of the South Island to watch for black ice tonight. Roads still wet from the weekend’s rain or snow will likely freeze tonight as temperatures plummet to minus 7 or 8. Avoid driving after dark and first thing in the morning if possible”.
Duncan also warns farmers to be vigilant of new born animals in stress this afternoon and overnight as wind chills across Southland and Otago drop this afternoon to minus 3 and even colder in the highlands.
Weather.comis predicting the temperature to drop to an extremely cold low of minus 10 in Queenstown tomorrow night.
WEATHER NEWS HEADLINES:
– Spring-like temps to return to North Island by Thursday ahead of an approaching front.
– Low expected to form in the next 48 hours in the Tasman Sea.