Snow falls in deep south as wintry blast hits
Updated 1:44PM Saturday June 07, 2008

Severe gale force winds have eased but heavy snowfall is on the agenda for parts of the country as a cold front makes it way across New Zealand.

The Radio Network's weather analyst Philip Duncan says the South Island and lower North Island have been battered by very strong winds with gusts of more than 150 kilometres an hour recorded at Castle Point and Stewart Island.

The winds in the Wellington hills have dropped back to about 100 kilometres an hour.

Mr Duncan says the wind chill factor will be a particular feature with daytime temperatures of three degrees already recorded in Invercargill today.

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