30 May 2009

Cold holiday weekend expected

6:01 am on 30 May 2009

More wintry conditions are expected during Queen's Birthday Weekend as a polar blast sweeps up the country.

MetService forecasts a cold southerly outbreak and snow down to sea level for Southland, Otago, Canterbury and Marlborough from late Saturday.

The front is expected to reach the North Island on Sunday with snow down to 200 - 300 metres. Windchill will be severe.