Snow forecast for parts of South Island but warm in the north to see out school holidays




It's spring but wintry conditions prevail with snow forecast in parts of the south of the South Island.

Heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to batter parts of the upper south and Wellington.

There'll be snow on some mountain roads in the South Island but will be fine in parts of the North Island.

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MetService says a brief period of snow is likely near the summit of Crown Range Road on this evening, but it won't settle.

Between 2cm to 5cm of snow could accumulate on Milford Road near the tunnel between 3pm and 9pm today, with lesser amounts down to 800m.

Overall though there's good news for the last weekend of the school holidays, with some decent weather predicted for the Bay of Plenty and the East Coast of the North Island.

TVNZ weather presenter Dan Corbett with the latest update.
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However, there is some wetter weather on the West Coast today and showers are set to develop over parts of Southland, Otago and Canterbury.

A cold front moves over southern New Zealand tomorrow, then weakens as it crosses the remainder of the country during Monday.

This will deliver heavy westerly rain to the west of the South Island, and strong west to southwesterlies to many places tomorrow and Monday.

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