Frosty conditions to continue into the week

02:13, May 25 2014
SUNNY START: The sun rises over a storm-battered Southland.

Winds are expected to die down tomorrow morning but the cold southerly hammering the South Island today is due to bring frosty conditions early in the week.

There will be periods of rain, some heavy, in the Tararua Ranges later today.

Fiordland, Southland and South Otago were expecting snow today and the southerly wind meant it would be cold and blustery through until later tomorrow.

Southland is expected to have snow to sea-level while Dunedin should get snow in the foothills.

Jack Frost would then make his way up the country and by Tuesday morning Wellington and Masterton could expect frosty cool conditions.