The May snowfall in Dunedin's George St.
Forecasters have followed up yesterday's warning of a
cold blast with a prediction of snow to below 100m in the South
A MetService warning issued today said a vigorous cold front
is expected to reach the lower South Island by midnight
tonight, then move rapidly north over the country tomorrow.
"Strong to gale southerlies spread over the country behind
this front, with snow to low levels about southern and
eastern parts of the South Island and lower North Island.
"Snow is expected to lower to 100 metres about Southland and
southern parts of Otago during Wednesday morning," the alert
Snow accumulations may approach warning amounts above 300
metres in Southland and South Otago.