Too cold for hobbits
An Antarctic southerly breathed on the Kaimai Range last Monday night, leaving a thick dusting of snow on its peaks on Tuesday morning.
Matamata had a fine view of the snowy ranges, where hobbit Frodo’s bare feet would have not taken kindly to the chill in the air.
MetService meteorologist John Law said it’s not uncommon for the snow to turn up on the mountain range by Te Aroha during the height of winter.
’’You are looking at pretty high mountains, especially out to the northern edge.’’
No road warnings were in place on SH29 over the Kaimai Range because ice was not expected to affect the road.
Meanwhile, a light dusting of snow was also spotted on Mt Pirongia and Maungatautari.
SNOWY RANGE: Snow could be seen on the Kaimai Range last Tuesday.