If the article on the press website earlier this week were anything to go by, the South Island was going to be in for a cold few days with snow predicted. Then came the reports that the storm had been cancelled. You can imagine the surprise when you wake up to this view.
Unfortunately the heat pump wasn’t working because it was too cold so the romantic idea of sitting in a warm lounge watching movies was not to be. Instead we rugged up and made our way over to the nearest Christchurch park to see what fun we could have.
That chewed up most of the day! Overnight the temperature dropped and all the once beautiful and fluffy snow has turned to ice, making roads dangerous and extreme caution being advised.
If you are driving in Christchurch today, make sure you take it easy!