South Island to experience more snow this weekend

South Island residents have to brace themselves for moreĀ  snow this weekend.

MetService has warned that there will be an extremely cold southerly airstream in the South Island this coming Saturday, July 18th.

Fiordland, Southland, Clutha and Otago are the areas where snow is likely to lower to sea level. Canterbury will likely experience near sea level in the afternoon.

MetService added that heavy snow is expected about 500 metres, and snow accumulations could be down to 300m.

People are encourage to start preparing themselves for possible damages. The extreme weather conditions would cause major traffic disruption, cut down powerlines, and affect people in exposed in outdoor places.

On Sunday, “very cold” air will reportedly spread over lower and central North Island.

MetService announced on its website that a low over the Tasman Sea Note is expected to move across North Island on Saturday. “Then on Sunday the very cold air spreads over the lower and central North Island. It is possible that other areas of the country could be added to future issues of Watches or Warnings and people are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts.

For more updates, visit the MetService website and Facebook page.