Flakes fall in Mata­mata and ranges

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snow and a num­ber of the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle’s friends on Face­book com­mented about where they saw snow.

It was seen at Buck­land Rd, Waikato Stud, in Wal­ton at Rich Hill Stud and even Swaps Yard ex­pe­ri­enced a few snowflakes.

MetSer­vice chief fore­caster Peter Kreft said that the strong bit­terly cold southerly flow was not ex­pected to­mor­row.

‘‘There is some way to go here be­fore it is all over,’’ he said.

‘‘The max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture is creep­ing up about a de­gree per day be­tween the end of the day un­til the end of the week.’’

Un­like the last Antarc­tic blast that brought snow to much of the coun­try on July 25, this event

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un­til would not be over quickly, he warned. The Desert Road and Rimu­taka Hill road in the North Is­land and the Lewis Pass and Arthur Pass in the South Is­land re­main closed due to heavy snow.

Christchurch, Queen­stown, Dunedin and Welling­ton air­ports had flight dis­rup­tions.

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