Along with monster 6m swells and 12m waves.
19 May 2017 – Snow has started falling across the South Island and gale-force winds have toppled trees and power lines as a fierce polar blast takes hold.
Up to 20cm (8 inches) of snow is expected in southern Otago and Southland hills.
Some alpine roads are expected to be impassable with snow falling down to 200m today and near sea level in Dunedin.
In Alexandra, temperatures are set to drop below -2C.
Fierce gales are battering eastern regions and monster 6m swells will pound the country’s western coastline today. The MetService said the biggest waves could easily double to 12m in height – and be incredibly powerful.
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