Snow flurries are being reported to WeatherWatch.co.nz across Wellington city this morning as a burst of intense showers in the cold southerly moves in.
Snow has closed SH2 over the Rimutaka Ranges and WeatherWatch.co.nz says while the snow level is generally around 300metres the big squally showers and strong winds are helping push snow flurries down towards sea levels at times.
Mostly the city is being affected by frequent and intense hail showers – but the strong winds and big clouds are helping pushing isolated flurries down much lower.
@WeatherWatchNZ very light snow falling here in Avalon (Hutt) too. Will try to get more blurry photos!!
â€” MissBetseyTrotwood (@Suzyiam) September 7, 2016
â€” Julianne Hickey (@JulesHickey) September 7, 2016
@WeatherWatchNZ snowing in ngaio
â€” matt robertson (@mrobo007) September 7, 2016
â€” mel hart (@MelEHart) September 7, 2016
@WeatherWatchNZ ITS SNOWING IN BROOKLYN!!! Kids jumping up and down with excitement. Not settling but still 🙂
â€” Siobhan (@SiobhanLeachman) September 7, 2016
â€” Chris. Johnson (@cupoteacoast) September 7, 2016
Snow, Wellington style https://t.co/q66SjFsjjj
â€” Chris Waugh (@southofthemill) September 7, 2016