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MetService has issued road snowfall warnings through to midday


MetService has issued road snowfall warnings through to midday

  • Desert Road (SH1) Snow showers expected about and south of the summit. Between 6am and midday a further 1 to 2cm may accumulate above 600 metres with lesser amounts to 400 metres.
  • Remutaka Hill Road (SH2) Snow showers are expected this morning. Between 6am and 11am Thursday, a further 1cm or less of snow may accumulate about the summit, with lesser amounts to 400 metres.
  • Lewis Pass (SH7) Snow showers are expected to affect eastern parts of the road during the morning. Between 6am and 10am , a further 2 to 4cm may accumulate above 400 metres, with lesser amounts to 300 metres.

There are no road snowfall warnings in force for Napier-Taupō Road (SH5), Arthur’s Pass (SH73), Porters Pass (SH73), Haast Pass (SH6), Lindis Pass (SH8), Crown Range Road, Milford Road (SH94), Dunedin to Waitati Highway (SH1).

Main centre forecasts:

Auckland: Showers becoming isolated in the morning and clearing to fine in the afternoon, a high of 13C.

Hamilton: Early showers, then fine. Southwesterlies gradually dying out, a high of 11C.

Wellington: Showers, mainly about the eastern hills, some possibly heavy with hail this morning. Strong southerlies gradually easing. A high of 9C.

Christchurch: Showers becoming confined to Banks Peninsula in the afternoon, clearing evening. Snow to 300 metres, affecting the Port Hills. A high of 9C.

Dunedin: Cloudy periods, a few morning showers, a high of 9C

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