Wellington gets some spring snow

Wellington 08/09/2016

The wintry blast which has hit parts of the North Island has produced a rare sight in the capital - snow.

Though Wellington is known as the coolest little capital in the world, it wasn't cool enough for the snow to stick around.

There were reports of snow falling in the higher suburbs of Wellington, including in Karori.

There was also a light dusting of the white stuff on a number of roads.

The city's been hit by rain and hail, making driving conditions in the city a bit tricky. Police urged drivers to take care and avoid all unnecessary driving.