Flakes fall in Matamata and ranges
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
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.