WeatherWatch: Weekend Antarctic Blast

A significant wintry blast is moving into the country and brutal wind chills from the Antarctic region are coming in. In this video we display something brand new - the Misery Index - which shows wind-chills of -15 to -20 possible around alpine parts of the South Island. Meanwhile the bitterly cold air with run into heavy rain over the central and eastern North Island - with very heavy snow about the plateau and eastern ranges (watch for road closures), heavy rain in the east and gales in the south and west. It’s a rough Saturday for the North Island with major frosts hitting the South Island overnight and into Sunday. It’s a very busy forecast - Philip Duncan has the latest on New Zealand’s weather this weekend and for the start of next week.

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