The Desert Road has been closed due to snowfall overnight.
Motorists can no longer traverse the high altitude section of
State Highway One through the Central Plateau since heavy
MetService meteorologist Hannah Moes said staff had estimated
up to 4cm of snow had fallen overnight on the Desert Road.
New Zealand Transport Agency has listed a detour through
Ohakune and National Park as the alternate route.
Ms Moes said the weather would be fine for parts of the North
Island today as a cold front moves across the South Island
and into the lower North Island this evening.
"There's a lot of fine areas but a lot of showers about
Taranaki up the western side through parts of Waikato,
Auckland and Northland that could spread across to Coromandel
and be quite heavy," she said.
Snow has also closed the Milford Road in the South Island.