Above: Hanmer Springs Ski Area Webcam Image
Hanmer Springs Ski Area in New Zealand reports additional snowfall on August 3rd:
Another Powder Day…….
A chilly -5C out, this is keeping our wintry powdery conditions fantastic.
There was some awesome skiing & riding on the Shirtfront yesterday, today we get to do it all again on the Poma. Which we hope to have open late morning. .
Road is open to 4WD with chains only today, please fit these at Branch Creek.
Meanwhile the New Zealand Met Service had this to say about the cold weather:
Following the coldest night of 2023 for Auckland, which hit a mere 2.5 C,MetService is forecasting more cold temperatures over Te Ika-a-Maui/the North Island this weekend. However, there will be brighter skies over much of the country as we leave the wild weather of the last week behind.
The last remnants of the wild weather hold out in the Chatham Islands,with a Strong Wind Watch in place until 10am Friday morning.
Otherwise, southwesterly winds settle and clouds clear as Thursday ends, revealing a healthy coating of snow.
With the clear skies come the cold nights; expect a frosty Friday morning over the central North Island, and the north and east of Te Waipounamu/the South Island. These chilly temperatures persist for the North Island throughout the weekend, but a weak cold front will disrupt the South Island late in the day on Friday – with light snow flurries possible to 600 metres.