2 Jun 2013

Snow expected throughout the South Island overnight

10:02 pm on 2 June 2013

MetService has issued a severe weather warning for much of the South Island overnight on Sunday, with snow expected in some parts and heavy rain and strong winds in others.

Snow is expected to affect the Lindis Pass, Milford Road and Porters Pass through the night and at times on Monday.

And an active front means there's likely to be heavy rain and strong northwesterlies in the Westland ranges and parts of Canterbury.

MetService says rivers and streams could rise quickly, while West Coast roads could be vulnerable to slips in the mountains.