High country wonderland

The Creswell family of Mt Florida Station at Tiniroto have been out looking for some snow to play in this morning. Lucky for Scarlett, 3, and Logan, 1, there was a bit of settled snow on some high points of their parents’ farm. In preparation for the cold snap yesterday, the family got extra wood in and made sure animals had access to shelter. Picture by Sharelle Creswell
Carson Creswell doesn't miss out at Mt Florida Station, Tiniroto, at around 5.30pm yesterday.
DUSTING OF SNOW: At Tiniroto the snow has settled on the high ridges of the back country but while kids are off school for the holidays, it's a welcome excitement.
This picture is taken during a morning adventure for children at Mt Florida Station. The forecast is for more snow tonight and Friday. Picture supplied
View of snow on Wakapunaki.

THE snow started falling about 4pm yesterday but did not continue overnight. More rain and possible snow in the high country is not expected here until tonight.

This morning Gisborne has been included in a MetService weather watch for the “significant winter storm” with the likelihood of significant snow accumulations above 200 metres from Friday afternoon to late Friday night.

Tomorrow the MetService has forecast rain, with possible heavy falls. The service is also keeping a watch on the wind here with southerlies forecast for Friday and gales about the coast.

Saturday is also predicted to be cold, with a high of 12 and a low of 2.

THE snow started falling about 4pm yesterday but did not continue overnight. More rain and possible snow in the high country is not expected here until tonight.

This morning Gisborne has been included in a MetService weather watch for the “significant winter storm” with the likelihood of significant snow accumulations above 200 metres from Friday afternoon to late Friday night.

Tomorrow the MetService has forecast rain, with possible heavy falls. The service is also keeping a watch on the wind here with southerlies forecast for Friday and gales about the coast.

Saturday is also predicted to be cold, with a high of 12 and a low of 2.

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