Metservice: Snow Warning Inland Clutha and Southland

Oct 04, 2019
4527 Views

UPDATED:

Heavy Snow Watch lifted for : Inland Southland and Clutha west of Tapanui: The risk of significant snowfall has passed, and the Watch has been lifted.

 

Brief heavy rain for the South Island West Coast and the Tararua Range, snow for inland Southland and Clutha, and possibly severe gale northwesterlies for inland Canterbury

An active front, preceded by strong northwesterlies and followed by a cold southwest change, is forecast to move north across the South Island tonight (Friday) and Saturday morning, and the North Island during Saturday afternoon and evening.

The front is expected to bring a brief period of heavy rain to western parts of the South Island, and the Tararua Range, and a Heavy Rain Watch remains in force for these areas. This Watch also covers the likelihood of northwest winds rising to severe gale in exposed parts of inland Canterbury.

Additionally, snow is forecast to fall to about 300 metres over parts of the lower South Island with the cold southwest change behind the front early Saturday morning. Snow accumulations may approach warning criteria above 500 metres in parts of inland Southland and Clutha during this time, and a Heavy Snow Watch is in force.

Area: Fiordland
Valid: 6 hours from 9:00pm Friday to 3:00am Saturday
Forecast: A brief period of heavy rain. Rainfall accumulations may approach Warning criteria.

Heavy Snow Watch

Area: Inland Southland and Clutha west of Tapanui
Valid: 5 hours from 1:00am to 6:00am Saturday
Forecast: Snow is expected to briefly lower to 300 metres and accumulations could approach warning criteria above 500 metres.

You may be interested

Funeral Notices – Tuesday 2nd June
Funeral Notices
745 views
Funeral Notices
745 views

Funeral Notices – Tuesday 2nd June

Notices - Jun 02, 2020

If you would like your lost loved one's  death / funeral  notice or memoriam listed here, contact your funeral director for more…

Day 10, No New Covid Cases In NZ, Day 44 No New Cases In Southern
Covid-19, News
223 views
Covid-19, News
223 views

Day 10, No New Covid Cases In NZ, Day 44 No New Cases In Southern

News Desk - Jun 01, 2020

There are again no new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, the 10th day in a row of no new…

2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours (full list)
Community, News
927 views
Community, News
927 views

2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours (full list)

News Desk - Jun 01, 2020

A director, an ex-All Black, medical researchers, leading Māori artists and authors are among those recognised in this year's Queen's…