Summer snow dump on Queenstown peaks


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.