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Snow warning for Nth Island drivers

Snow warnings are out for the Desert and Rimutaka Hill roads.

MetService says snow could accumulate up to five centimetres deep on the highest parts of the Desert Road in the central North Island between nine o’clock tonight and midday tomorrow.

The AA advises winter driving conditions already exist on the Central Plateau, with motorists being warned to watch for ice and grit. Snow showers are also expected to develop near the Rimutaka summit north of Upper Hutt during the early hours of tomorrow morning.



Guest on 14/06/2010 3:58am


Whats the forcaste for masterton im hearing cold southerly tonight and hail and heavy rain etc? sonds like it will be a bit exciting?

WW Forecast Team on 14/06/2010 4:22am

Yep, certainly looking a bit nasty down your way!

Just getting the final flick of this wintry low that’s been affecting us since Saturday.

Unsure just how much you’ll get… as the showers weaken the further north you are.  Either way – a wintry day on the way before that highs kicks in on Wednesday!

Keep us updated with conditions your way


Philip Duncan

Guest on 14/06/2010 4:32am

thanks!! lookig forward to it , clear skys now but looking to the south looks like cloud coming in what time around can we expect it to change?

David - New Brighton on 14/06/2010 7:05am

we just had a moderate hail shower with a bit of sleet thrown in for good measure around 6.30pm; wind has been strong at times from the SSW, and it’s between 5 and 6 deg C at present…and all heading your way…I reckon you may well see it around 11pm tonight! You can let me know!!! 8 – D

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