Snow watch for Banks Peninsula

Last updated 17:00 20/07/2014

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The MetService has warned of a risk of significant snowfalls in Banks Peninsula above 300 metres and some snow as low as 100m.

The MetService has issued a severe weather watch for the South Island with warnings of snow showers today and tomorrow.

Snow is also expected in southern Fiordland, Southland, and Otago

The MetService warns of a risk of 'significant snowfalls' of 10 to 20cm above 300m over southern Fiordland, inland Southland and Otago from about Arrowtown and Dunedin southwards from Sunday through to Monday night, and about Banks Peninsula from Monday morning through to Tuesday morning.

Lesser amounts of snow are possible down to 100m.

Strong southerlies 'could produce blizzard like conditions' and deeper snow drifts in some places.

The MetService expected to update this weather watch by 10am on Monday.


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- The Press


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