Stormy weather has hit the deep South, with MetService warning of high gusts, snow and heavy rain for many parts of the country over the next few days.
Severe gales up to 120kph in exposed places were forecast for coastal Southland, coastal Clutha and Stewart Island up until 5pm on Sunday.
By 1pm Sunday gusts had eased a little to about 100kph in Invercargill, MetService said. At the same time to the northeast, at Nugget Point in south Otago, gust strength had risen to its likely peak of about 120kmh.
Among the damage in Southland, multiple trees were uprooted by the high winds at Queens Park Golf Club.
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