Snow warning for Canterbury
Snow and heavy rain is expected in the Canterbury region tonight, MetService warns.
About 1 to 2cm of snow is expected to settle above 700m on Arthurs Pass tonight in the 4 hours from 8pm to midnight tonight.
While the Lindis Pass is expected to receive about 3 to 6cm of snow on the higher parts of the road from 9pm tonight to midday tomorrow.
A heavy rain warning is also in place for North and South Canterbury, North Otago and the Kaikoura Coast and Ranges, as a low lies east of central New Zealand tomorrow.
"At this stage, rainfall amounts are not expected to accumulate to warning levels. People in the area are advised to watch out for rapidly rising streams and rivers and hazardous driving conditions," the Metservice spokesman said.
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