Heavy Snow Warning above 400 metres

Message type: Alert
Hazard type: Weather
Urgency: Immediate
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Recommended Action: Make Preparations
Effective Date: August 31, 2020
Effective Time: 8:00 PM
Expiry Date: August 30, 2020
Expiry Time: 9:00 AM
Who is issuing this alert: Metservice
Description of event/hazard:

Heavy Snow Warning for Southland, Fiordland – Orange
Heavy snow may disrupt travel in affected areas and could damage trees and powerlines. Cold conditions may cause stress for livestock.

Issued: 8:31pm Monday, 31st August 2020
Area: Southland north of Gore, eastern and southern parts of Fiordland, and Clutha north of Tapanui
Valid: 11:00pm Monday to 5:00am Tuesday
A period of heavy snow. Expect 10 to 15cm of snow to accumulate above 400 metres, with lesser amounts down to 200 metres.

What Should affected people do?
Contact Info: www.cdsouthland.nz