Another bout of cold weather for the South
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 3:10p.m.
After a reprieve from icy conditions over the weekend, most of the lower South Island is in for more cold weather and snow at the start of this week.
MetService has warned that very cold and gusty south-westerlies winds are expected, with possible gale force warnings in place for exposed coastal hills from the Catlins to the Otago Peninsula.
While snowfalls are not likely to be as heavy as last week, snow could fall to near sea-level by this evening in Otago, Southland and Banks Peninsula.
5-10cm of snow is expected down to 300-400 metres in the Clutha district.
Out on the Chatham Islands, squally and heavy showers with hail are on the way tonight.
Further north, the Desert Road looks set to get a dusting of snow before tomorrow morning, and frosts are expected across much of the country later in the week.
The Rimutaka Hill Road north of Wellington is likely to see 1-2cm of snow from Tuesday afternoon.
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