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Snow showers heading to Auckland, serious snow for Canterbury forecasters – who have exclusively been predicting snow flakes in Auckland most of today – say a new band of snow showers is about to descend on the city this evening.

The forecast says there is a “high risk” of a few snow flakes across the city to sea level while snow may settle at 100 or 200 metres.  The new band of showers is expected to start around 8 or 9pm and last off and on overnight – with dry/clear spells too.

Watch the animated radar here for Auckland says the chance of snow in the city – which up until today hadn’t received snow since 1939 – is higher than it was today when the sun was up.   It’s currently just 4 degrees in Auckland with showers heading in.

But it’s Canterbury that has serious issues ahead – a new wave of snow is going to set in overnight possibly bringing another 20cms of snow or even more.  CNN is reporting up to 65cms of snow inland near the foothills and mountains.

Snow will also push back in to Wellington and surrounding regions overnight with exceptionally cold, strong, winds.



Sally on 16/08/2011 12:41am

Hi there

What’s the forecast for Queenstown please?

WW Forecast Team on 16/08/2011 5:47am

Hi Sally – should be mostly dry with skies clearing tomorrow…but still the chance of a few snow showers.

– WW

Rob on 15/08/2011 11:44am

big flashes in christchurch followed by very loud thunder. heavy hail and snow.

Guest on 15/08/2011 10:45am

We have about 30-40cms here in Oxford already, and they are saying another 50-80cms is possible in inland canterbury between now and midnight tomorrow.

BRING ON SNOW WEEK. I’m loving it

Guest on 15/08/2011 10:06am

hi there

can you please tell me what is predicted for glentunnel malven hills area?

WW Forecast Team on 15/08/2011 10:21am

Hi there – we expect snow, heavy at times, across Canterbury tonight and tomorrow.

– WW

Greg on 15/08/2011 9:31am

You may think i am crazy after all it is showing as 0.9 deg on my temperature read out.But we just had 2 very bright flash’s in the sky (Christchurch) Surely not lightening ?

Now very heavy hail

Guest on 15/08/2011 9:41am

Quite likely is lightening – we were having it earlier here today in Wellington (Upper Hutt) despite still being freezing and on and off snow. Kept having power surges along with the flashes… Fun times!

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