NZHerald, May 26, 2013, Rebecca Quillam
Freezing weather is due to hit the South Island and parts of the North Island, WeatherWatch warns.
Snow is due to fall to low levels in Southland and Otago today and tomorrow, which will see temperatures plummet, analyst Richard Green said.
“It’ll be close to the freezing mark for some places in the south tomorrow and Tuesday.”
“Icy winds combined with sleety snow showers will make roads marginal at best in some cases, possibly on either or both days.”
West Coasters are also seeing wintry conditions and falling temperatures, Mr Green said.
Heavy showers and some thunderstorms were predicted to settle over Canterbury later today or tomorrow.
The air could be cold enough for snow to fall at sea level, said weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson.