6 Oct 2022

Wintry blast in spring breaks October weather records

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 6 October 2022

A spring Antarctic blast has broken all sorts of records and left much of the country feeling unseasonably chilly.

It was -3C at Wanaka Airport - the coldest October day since 1992. Beaches in Christchurch also got a rare blast and the situation was so treacherous in Dunedin, people were told to stay inside.

Our reporter Adam Burns and cameraman Nathan McKinnon have the story.