5 Aug 2015

Winter storm due in South Island

4:58 pm on 5 August 2015

A winter storm is expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds and snow to parts of the South Island over the next three days.

The New Zealand Transport Agency said motorists should take extra care on South Island roads, particularly in Canterbury and the West Coast.

Canterbury West Coast Journey Manager Lee Wright said, despite a recent spell of warm days in Canterbury with temperatures above 20°C, winter was not over yet.

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