[PHOTOS] Winter Arrives Early in New Zealand

Kiwi Brains | | Industry NewsIndustry News
QLDC Roundshot Webcam

Heavy snow falls reached the south island of New Zealand, with snow falling to around 400m (1312ft) on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. State Highway 94 was closed on Wednesday evening at Mount Hamilton, between The Key and Centre Hill, but reopened again at 10:15 p.m. It is still recommended to carry snow chains in the area.

New Zealand
Temporary road closures were in force on Wednesday evening. | Picture: New Zealand Transport Agency Website
Ski resorts near Queenstown received between 20-50cm (8-20 inches) of snow. New Zealand’s south island is home to many spectacular ski resorts, such as The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cadrona



Coronet Peak
Coronet Peak recorded snowfalls of around 20cm. | Picture: Coronet Peak Facebook


Enough snow for a snowball fight at Cadrona Alpine Resort. | Picture: Cadrona Alpine Resort Facebook
Snow falling at sea level on the Dunedin to Waitati Highway, causing traffic disruptions.| Picture: Otago Weather Updates Instagram Account


Webcam from NZ Transport Agency | Picture: via Canterbury Weather Updates Facebook


| Picture: Canterbury Weather Updates


Webcam Hamilton Peak | Picture: via Canterbury Weather Updates


Webcam Porters | Picture: Canterbury Weather Updates


The Remarkables
The Remarkables covered in early May snow. | Picture: Donna Saldat via Otago Weather Updates Facebook


Coronet Peak Top Station Webcam | Picture: Queenstown Webcam


Kepler Track Fjordland National Park. | Picture: Queenstown Webcam


Mt Cheeseman Webcam


Harris Saddle Webcam | Picture: Queenstown Webcam

Related Articles

One thought on “[PHOTOS] Winter Arrives Early in New Zealand

Got an opinion? Let us know...