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Winter road conditions in New Zealand are generally very good, due to the fact that the snow level rarely falls to our main highways. However conditions can be frosty or icy in shaded areas, and some passes will required chains, or even be closed, in bad weather. It’s essential that you are well prepared for winter driving, and that you know the road conditions and any weather warnings before leaving home.

We’re pleased to offer road snowfall warnings this season, in association with MetService/NZ Govt as well as road hazards and closures as supplied by Transit NZ. Check them before you go, it might save a lot of hassle later.

General Road Warnings

North Island

There are currently no general road warnings for the North Island.

South Island

  • Winter Driving Conditions Exist Over The South Island. Watch For Ice And Grit Particularly In Shaded Areas And On Bridge Decks. Carry Chains When Travelling The Alpine Passes.
  • Winter Driving Conditions Exist Over The Nelson/ Tasman Region. Road Users Are Advised To Take Extra Care
  • There Are Strong Winds In The Central Otago Region. Motorists Are Advised To Take Extra Care When Driving This Area.
  • Snow Is Forecast Over Southland And Otago Regions From Friday 29th Through 31st July. Road Users Are Advised To Take Extra Care.

Road Hazards & Closures

North Island

There are currently no road alerts for the North Island ski areas.

South Island

There are currently no road alerts for the South Island ski areas.

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