Christchurch was hit by squally, wintry showers throughout the night with sleet and hail hammering away at roofs and windows.
Yesterdays chilly air that hit the region bringing snow to some areas, eased for a time late yesterday before returning with more of a punch last night, as predicted by TRN’s Weather Watch Centre.
“Conditions are slowly expected to improve today but 7 degrees is the forecast high for the Garden city today which is half the average for this time of year” says South Island weather analyst Richard Green.
“It was the citys most wintry night for some time and the good news is the sunshine will return from later today but Jack frost will pay a vist for at least the next 2 or 3 nights”.
On the slopes, some skifields have received a good dump in the last 24 hours which has been an ideal and necessary top up for many operators for Spring time.