New Snow in Christchurch

New Snow in Christchurch

Jump to update for Tuesday 16th August ->

As was forecast, we’ve woken up to a fair bit of snow again.

At this stage it does seem to be a bit more snow than in July. Already I have 15 to 16 cms of snow in my driveway and it’s still coming down.

It’s at that great powdery stage at the moment where it crunches underfoot and you can walk through it without too much difficulty. Last time it was only the following day that the snow compacted down and became a lot more slippery, so I guess we have that to look forward to.

I went into the garage and could hear the snow on the roof moving and making low rumbling sounds.

The Christchurch City Council have announced a list of road closures¬†and, in a round about way, are telling people not to be daft enough to drive on the roads if they don’t have to.

In the meantime, Christchurch looks awesome and the dog is certainly enjoying himself.

Christchurch Snow Depth

Christchurch Snow Depth in Aranui

A table covered in snow.

A table covered in snow.

Thick Snow on the Car

Thick snow on the car.

Snow on the Port Hills

Snow on the Port Hills

Dog in the Snow

Dog in the snow.

 Update for Tuesday 16th August

Again, as expected, we’ve woken up to even more snow. I cleared the driveway yesterday … that was a mistake! It’s completely covered again.

It’s now even thicker, just reaching 20cm in our front garden. Fun times. We won’t be able to get out of the house for a while. Good job we bought bread and milk this week before the supermarket shelves emptied.

Snow on the car - Tuesday 16th August

The car has made its own snow-barrier to block itself in.

 

Car buried in Christchurch snow

More snow.

Streets of Snow in the Eastern Suburbs

Streets of Snow in the Eastern Suburbs

Depth of snow in Christchurch on 16th August 2011

Depth of snow in Christchurch on 16th August 2011

 

  • Axe99

    Love that shot of Toa in the snow, he seems somewhat bemused!