Fire investigators will this morning return to the burnt out vehicle where a person died last night in Queenstown.
Emergency services, including armed police, were called to the incident following reports of an explosion at Jardine Park in Kelvin Heights just after 9pm.
1 NEWS was told by a witness it was a "very morbid scene".
The area is cordoned off and was guarded overnight.
Police said despite the investigation still being in its early stages, they are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident, and the public are not thought to be at risk.
The dead person has not been identified.
MetService says this winter is likely to be a bit colder than last year, which was a reasonably warm one.
Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths told TVNZ 1's Breakfast programme that high pressure systems had already favoured the South Island this year which would lower temperatures.
"That power bill will almost certainly be larger than last year," she said.
High pressure systems in winter would seem like a good thing, she said, but could in fact lead to more frosts, morning fog and cold starts.
1 NEWS NOW received a picture of a motorhome upturned on Summit Rd, Okains Bay, near Akaroa.
"Blew over from really strong winds! Driver (my dad) and passenger are ok. Very dangerous conditions," the sender said.