A snowfall warning is in place for the Desert Road.
For six hours from 4pm, the MetService is forecasting snow flurries for the state highway.
“A few snow flurries are likely about the summit late afternoon and evening, but little if any snow is expected to accumulate on the road.
“A cold front moving up the country brings just the right ingredients for snow at some of the alpine passes,” the weather organisation says in a tweet.
“Southwesterly winds are also forecast to be quite gusty for upper parts of the North Island.”
Model Snow Accumulations— MetService (@MetService) August 2, 2021
With a change to cool southwesterlies over the next couple of days, there's going to be snow around
Here's a visualisation of how much to expect and where it will fall
Head over to https://t.co/qHyE5zhh6X for more info
In the Bay of Plenty, showers are forecast to ease late this morning, with a fine afternoon prediction.
The MetService says fresh southwesterlies are also expected to develop.
While a high of 16 degrees is forecast, the MetService reports that it currently feels more like 11 degrees.