Weather

Break from winter chill on way

Break from winter chill on way

Chilly Kiwis fed up with winter's icy temperatures can put their woollies away for a while, as forecasters are predicting a respite from the cold weather.

Cold snap slow to let go

Cold snap slow to let go

The cold snap has yet to fully release its grip on the South and numerous roads are still closed owing to the pummelling the region took over the last few days.

Warning: frosts about to bite

The worst of the snow is over but sub-zero temperatures are expected in Otago at the weekend, bringing the risk of widespread black ice.

Wintery weather hits the South

Wintery weather hits the South

Slips and road closures affected Dunedin and Otago as snow and heavy rain followed a severe southwesterly change.

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Snow cuts power, more to come

Snow cuts power, more to come

MetService has lifted its heavy snow warning for eastern Otago, but snow and rain showers are likely during the next 48 hours.

Worst of weather still to come

Meteorologists are warning "the storm is still to come" as a polar blast brings snow, rain and winds to the country this morning.

Heavy rain brings flooding

Heavy rain brings flooding

Flooded highways have cut Dunedin off from the north and civil defence authorities say homes in the Waitaki may have to be evacuated with rivers running at record highs.

Rain causes chaos on Christchurch roads

Persistent heavy rain is causing traffic chaos in Christchurch today.

Winter to be a little warmer than usual

Winter to be a little warmer than usual

A mild winter is being forecast for Otago and Southland.

Snow day confusion costly

Snow day confusion costly

The temporary freezing of Dunedin's economy in this week's snowfall has cost the city ''upwards of $10 million'', Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie says.

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