Articles tagged "south island snowfall"

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Unseasonal cold blast hits New Zealand ahead of summer, significant storm expected

An unexpected cold blast and snowstorm hit the lower South Island, New Zealand on Sunday, November 5, 2017, just three weeks out from summer. Thick snow started falling at around 09:30 local time, blanketing the Crown Range between Queenstown and Wanaka. An even...

November 06, 2017

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Rare snowstorm hits New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by very rare snowfall and polar blast.  Snowfall covering far-flung areas of New Zealand as of Monday has been called " "of the order of a 50-year" event according to New Zealand MetService. On the North Island, the storm left a mantle of snow over

August 15, 2011