Police in Invercargill are calling for caution on the roads today, amid wintry conditions, while Aucklanders can expect more strong winds.
Rug up the kids as they head off to school Monday morning (and yourself!).— NIWA Weather (@NiwaWeather) August 4, 2019
Here's how it'll 'feel' early tomorrow morning when wind is combined with air temperature.
- Dress in layers
- Wear a hat (most heat loss occurs from head)
- Don't forget our 4-legged friends pic.twitter.com/JsyhgZJyEr
Invercargill police say there are snow showers and drivers should avoid or delay travelling.
They said those who must travel should exercise caution, drive to the conditions, and use snow chains as necessary.
State Highway 7 through the Lewis Pass, State Highway 94 between Te Anau and Milford and State Highway 93 between Mataura to Clinton are all closed.
Warnings have also been issued for the Haast and Lindis pass roads, the Napier-Taupo road, the Desert Road and the Remutaka hill road.
SH94 TE ANAU TO MILFORD - SNOW - 7:55PM— NZTA Otago/Southland (@NZTAOS) August 4, 2019
Due to #snow, the road remains CLOSED overnight. Next update expected by 7am tomorrow. There are multiple closures & warnings on the State Highway network. Check our Traffic Map for the latest updates overnight: https://t.co/Y5OcMxK1Rf ^CR pic.twitter.com/8zHFURsowe
SH87 MIDDLEMARCH TO OUTRAM - SNOW - 7:40PM— NZTA Otago/Southland (@NZTAOS) August 4, 2019
Due to #snow, the road is CLOSED overnight. Please plan ahead and use an alt route, or consider delaying your travel. Next update expected by 7am tomorrow (Mon 5 Aug). Check all State Highway conditions here: https://t.co/Y5OcMxK1Rf ^CR pic.twitter.com/PNqCde1exf
SH93 MATAURA TO CLINTON, SOUTHLAND-OTAGO - SNOW - 1:15PM, SUN 4 AUG.— NZTA Otago/Southland (@NZTAOS) August 4, 2019
Due to heavy snow, the road is currently CLOSED. The road will remain closed overnight. Please plan ahead, use an alternate route or delay your travel. ^CR pic.twitter.com/hjbniDw5L4
Full House: All of the higher passes we monitor on both North and South Islands have Road Snow Warnings in place! Head to https://t.co/loUxmgI8TR for details, and stay safe out there. ^RK— MetService (@MetService) August 4, 2019
MetService said snow was likely to fall to low levels in many parts of the South Island and Central North Island.
MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Auckland and Hawke's Bay through to Masterton on the east coast of the North Island.
Latest Severe Weather Warnings & Watches just issued. New in this edition: an Orange Level Warning for snow over Marlborough and a Watch for snow over Central N Island, both today, then a Watch for wind through Auckland tonight. https://t.co/NQBonCMXTZ for the fine details. ^RK pic.twitter.com/jwDTyDTB5L— MetService (@MetService) August 3, 2019
This nicely sums up the past few hours in Auckland.— NIWA Weather (@NiwaWeather) August 3, 2019
Cold frontal zone currently pushing through the Auckland region. pic.twitter.com/CDUEGhlMWu
Possible power outages in Auckland
Electricity crews are on standby as more stormy weather is set to hit Auckland this evening and tomorrow.
Homes in Westmere and Point Chevalier were without power until about 12.30am today.
A Vector spokesperson said response crews and storm management teams are monitoring the weather and reminding people to stay away from any damaged electrical equipment.