Summer snow dump on Queenstown peaks

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An unseasonal snow dump has hit Queenstown. 

By this morning, about 15 centimetres of snow had fallen up Coronet Peak, home to one of the resort town’s two ski fields. A decent smattering of the white stuff was also covering The Remarkables mountain range. 

The dump comes after a consistently warm and sunny January – and three months after the end of the winter
snow season. 

The MetService predicts a high for today of 14 degrees Celsius for Queenstown.

Normal summer service is expected to resume for the weekend with a high of 21 on Saturday and 20 on Sunday.