Heavy rain is on the way for much of the country today, while
the Canterbury high country is set to get a big dump of snow.
An unusually cold southwesterly flow for October is expected
to hit Otago today bringing rain, gusty winds and occasional
Otago experienced the highs and lows of spring weather during
Spring may be here but snow and sleet is on the way for the
South, forecasters have warned.
"The Southern Ocean's strong westerly winds will dominate
NZ's weather this week bringing more west to south west winds
and cooler weather for many main centres".
Nelson residents are being told to prepare for a downpour
with a severe weather warning in place in northwest parts of
Commuters across the country had to scrape ice from their car
windows this morning as frosts blanketed much of New Zealand.
Snow continues to fall in the North Island as a cold snap
moves up the country.
Wild weather has brought snow to much of Otago this morning, prompting people to don the winter woollies again after some pleasant temperatures at the beginning of spring.
ODT Online readers have been sending in their pictures.
Wild wind on Wednesday cut electricity to 1400 customers in
Southland and Otago and closed roads and skifields.
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