A cold front moves east across the country this morning (Wednesday), followed by cold southwesterlies. This weather system is expected to bring snow to low-levels in some places. A Heavy Snow Watch remains in force for Clutha, Southland and southern parts of Fiordland.
The MetService has issued road snowfall warnings for Lewis, Arthur’s and Porters Passes, Crown Range Road, Milford Road (SH94) and the Dunedin to Waitati Highway (SH1).
And in Southland there is flooding on some roads with speed restrictions in place.
There are some roads affected by ice and snow around Southland. SH93 Clinton – Mataura Rd is affected by ice and snow but passable with care Te Anau – Milford Rd is affected by ice and snow but passable with care SH 6 Lumsden to Kingston is affected by ice and snow but passable with care. SH 94 Lumsden to Te Anau is affected by ice and snow but passable with care.
Heavy Snow Watch Area: Clutha, Southland, and Fiordland south of Manapouri
Valid: 4 hours from 6:00am to 10:00am Wednesday
Forecast: Snow is expected to 300 metres, with a period of heavy snow likely above 400 metres during this time. Snow amounts may approach warning criteria above 400 metres.
Plenty of snow Watches & Warnings in force, starting over the far south this evening. The cold front responsible for lowering snow levels will also bring a face-numbingly strong southerly change to eastern coasts as it surges north during Wednesday https://t.co/qHyE5zhh6X ^AC pic.twitter.com/72W9Z2afmX
— MetService (@MetService) July 6, 2020