Response: What to do during a snowstorm

This page provides snowstorm response messages.

Stay up to date with the latest weather information from MetService, Te Ratonga Tirorangi, New Zealand’s National Weather Service. Pay attention to Watches, Warnings and Road Snowfall Warnings, which are also available on the MetService mobile app.

Postpone outdoor activities if a snowstorm is imminent.

If you are outside, seek shelter.

Bring pets indoors or into shelter:

  • Make sure there is good ventilation and that your animal can freely move away from any external heat sources. Keep animals away from coming in contact with heat sources, such as fires, to reduce the risk of burns.
  • Do not keep your animal in a garage or room with running vehicles or unflued gas heaters. Even small amounts of carbon monoxide will kill them.