Biggest dump of snow in three decades covers Arrowtown

New Zealand gotten a wintry blast of snow and ice ahead of a kickoff to their 2015 ski season. It is being reported that the town of Arrowtown has had its biggest snow dump in 30 years.

More bitterly cold nights are on the way, as the storm that brought snow as far as Napier is replaced by calmer weather.

Night time minimum temperatures of -3 degrees Celsius are being predicted for Christchurch on Wednesday and Thursday, with Blenheim dropping to -1C for the next few nights, and Taupo dropping to zero for two nights. Auckland is expected to drop to 6C on Wednesday, with Wellington down to 4C on Monday night.

“I’ve lived in Napier all my 64 years and I can’t recall ever having seen snow in Napier and it was snowing in my yard this morning,” Mayor Bill Dalton said.

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The Remarkables, New Zealand

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