WINTRY SPELL ON SUNDAY WITH SNOW DOWN TO SEA LEVEL FROM SOUTHLAND TO THE KAIKOURA COAST. SNOW DOWN TO UNUSUALLY LOW LEVELS OVER THE NORTH ISLAND WITH HEAVY FALLS EXPECTED IN THE SOUTH AND EAST MetService expects another wintry spell this weekend. A strong, very cold southerly is forecast to reach southern New Zealand late Saturday and quickly spread north over the whole of New Zealand on Sunday. Snow showers are forecast to lower to sea level from Southland to the Kaikoura Coast and fall to unusually low levels on the hills in southern, eastern and central parts of the North Island. Note that, although snow amounts will probably be marginal for a warning in many southern areas, MetService is issuing one because of the very low levels involved. Snow is likely to many roads in these areas. With the strong southerly winds, windchill will be severe for animals and trampers in open areas. People are advised to keep up to date with weather forecasts. Motorists will need to check road conditions before departing, particularly on Sunday, and plan for possible road closures. Farmers should shelter vulnerable animals.
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