18 Sep 2015

Snow expected for South Island

4:23 pm on 18 September 2015

Snow is expected in parts of Canterbury and Marlborough over the weekend.

The MetService says snow showers are expected to 500 metres around Canterbury and Marlborough this evening.

On Saturday afternoon and evening, snow is expected in Canterbury, falling to 200 metres overnight.

Snow is expected to become heavy above 400 metres north of the Rakaia river on Saturday evening, then ease early Sunday afternoon.