“Unusually severe” spring storm brings snow to New Zealand beaches and travel chaos

The storm was “very unusual in how widespread the severe weather is” and was a significant weather event, a release from the Met service said.

The service described the storm as “the worst of the season” and said it was the result of a low-pressure system moving up the country from Antarctica.

The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research said parts of the South Island could feel as cold as -20C (-4F) on Monday and Tuesday.

The storm was unusually severe for spring, the Met service said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/28/spring-storm-brings-snow-to-new-zealands-beaches-and-travel-chaos

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September 29, 2020 at 12:24PM

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