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Snow is falling in the South Island – Gore coldest place in the country

Snow is falling in parts of the South Island this morning thanks to a cold snap making its way across the country.

Satellite images show a cold front, which has brought snow and icy temperatures to the south, is now already moving across the North Island.

Temperatures are just one degree C in places such as Lumsden and Queenstown, while Gore hasn’t even got there yet. 

Only one highway is closed, while the Transport Authority is advising caution of four others and advises drivers to carry chains.

The highway closed is State Highway 94 between Te Anau and Milford, clearing is currently taking place and NZTA is expecting it to be reopened by 11.

In Central Otago, The Queenstown Lakes District Council is warning drivers to expect snowy and icy conditions on the Crown Range, which is currently open.

– Newstalk ZB

– Map: Google


Guest on 13/04/2015 12:58am

You guys didnt give us much notice! This is a mjor cold break guys, what happened? Hmmm not the usual weatherwatch?

Zelda Wynn on 12/04/2015 11:15pm

Winter has arrived at last, hope everyone can afford heating if needed.

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