Highways connecting Hawke's Bay may be impacted by snow, ice, gales, rain and possible slips at high elevations on Saturday, says WeatherWatch.co.nz. Photo: file.
The Hawke's Bay ranges are in for a deluge and snow storm tomorrow, according to WeatherWatch.co.nz.
Around 5pm on Friday it advised that the low pressure system currently hugging the western coastline between Taranaki and Auckland will expand on Saturday and deepen over the North Island, "fueling a very wet easterly flow into Hawkes Bay and central eastern parts of the North Island."
"At the same time the Antarctic blast is heading north and into it.
"This means Hawke's Bay is exposed to very heavy rain on Saturday - while at higher elevations it will turn to very heavy snow. Motorists are advised that highways connecting Hawke's Bay to other regions may be impacted by snow, ice, gales, rain and possible slips.
"Wetter, windier and colder weather will move into northern and western areas as the low tracks further east into Saturday night/Sunday morning," the WeatherWatch.co.nz statement said.