A polar blast is heading towards Wellington with 120kmh gusts of wind, snow possible on the Rimutaka Hill Rd, and potential for hail.
MetService forecaster Dan Corbett said the cold front, which had ''fangs and teeth'', was moving over much of New Zealand and would hit Wellington mid-morning or about midday tomorrow.
The southerly ''like an express train'' had moved up from the Southern Ocean and would gust to 120kmh in Wellington with potential to cause damage.
It would be followed by cold polar air which could see snow as low as 400 metres above sea level in Wellington, enough to affect the Rimutaka Hill Rd which connects Upper Hutt with Wairarapa.Wellington could see some hail and thunder, as well as heavy rain.
Further south, snow was expected to low levels and snow could also affect the State Highway 1 Desert Rd in the central North Island as the cold front moved further north tomorrow.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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