Significant winter storm for central NZ

The Mackenzie Country under snow this week
GEORGE EMPSOM The Mackenzie Country under snow this week
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16 July, 2017

Snow is expected at times on the Desert Road until Thursday night, with 30 to 40cm likely to accumulate about higher parts of the road.

High winds are having an impact in Wellington with roofs from homes being lifted, scaffolding falling onto power lines and a garden shed in Khandallah being blown onto the road.

Southerly gales and heavy rains eased in parts of the North Island, with the New Zealand's meteorological service lifting weather warnings in those areas.

Heavy rain in the Wairarapa has caused flooding in Carterton.

The weather has been disrupting domestic flights, and Wellington Airport is warning travellers to watch for updates on its website.

Christchurch brothers Riley Tammett 10 and Rocco 8 make the best of school holiday snow in Fairlie on Wednesday morning
Wild winter weather lashes New Zealand

Power outages and downed trees are possible as significant amounts of snow is dropped from Northern Canterbury to central North Island.

The strong wind and large waves cancelled all Interislander ferries between the North and South Islands on Thursday.

Southerly gales will continue to affect central New Zealand until Friday, with severe gales about the Marlborough Sounds, Wellington, Kapiti and Taranaki.

A cold snap moving through the country has seen heavy snow fall in the South Island, even down to sea level in some places.

In Dunedin, conditions look to have improved since Wednesday, with buses expected to run normally on Thursday and a decision to be made about the city's America's Cup Parade at 10am.


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