Snow on NZ’s North Island

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New Zealand’s normally warm and “winterless” North Island was hit by a freak snowstorm in mid August that brought almost a week of freezing winds, ice and snow. Roads and highways in the central areas were briefly closed due to snow, which some areas hadn’t seen in over 70 years. Also, more than 700 homes in Wellington were without power, and train, bus and cable car services were shut down.

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New Zealand’s normally warm and “winterless” North Island was hit by a freak snowstorm in mid August that brought almost a week of freezing winds, ice and snow. Roads and highways in the central areas were briefly closed due to snow, which some areas hadn’t seen in over 70 years. Also, more than 700 homes in Wellington were without power, and train, bus and cable car services were shut down.