Latest updates: Wintry weather blast

Scott Cardwell snowboarding to work in Dunedin. Photo / Supplied
Scott Cardwell snowboarding to work in Dunedin. Photo / Supplied

A wintry weather blast is moving its way around the country, with forecasters predicting one of the coldest days of the year to hit today.

MetService said the cold front started "knocking on the door" in Auckland last night - with an expected low of 8C - and would bring cold, showery conditions and strong southwesterly winds today.

Snow fell overnight in inland Southland, with falls expected in Otago, inland high country and Fiordland.

Follow our live updates of the weather below:

- nzherald.co.nz

- NZ Herald

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