17 Jun 2013

Heavy snow forecast for Canterbury

12:59 pm on 17 June 2013

Falls of heavy snow down to sea level are forecast for the Canterbury region later this week.

MetService forecaster Andy Downs said a cold outbreak with strong south to south westerly winds, is expected to bring heavy snow to the eastern side of the South Island from Wednesday night through to Friday.

He said blizzards are expected on the foot hills of the Canterbury Plains.