Weather Forecasts, Road Conditions, and Weather Radar for SH 8 Motorway

Current & 7-day weather forecast, road conditions, and weather radar for SH 8 Motorway.
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Road Trip and Weather Conditions for SH 8 Motorway

The SH 8 motorway in New Zealand is a well-maintained, high-speed road that connects the cities of Dunedin and Invercargill. The motorway is approximately 457 kilometres long and has two lanes in each direction. The speed limit is generally 100 kilometres per hour (kph), although it is reduced to 80 kph in some areas. The road surface is generally in good condition, with few bumps or potholes. The motorway is well-lit at night, with bright streetlights along its length. Traffic is usually light and there are few accidents.

The SH 8 Motorway experiences weather conditions throughout the year that range from mild to severe. During the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 27°C with humidity levels hovering around 75%. During the winter months, temperatures can dip to as low as -2°C and the humidity levels can drop to around 50%.

Rainfall is common throughout the year, with the highest amounts occurring in late spring and early summer. During these months, up to 200mm of rainfall can be expected. Wind speeds can be quite strong, with gusts up to 60km/h possible.

The winter months bring with them a variety of different weather conditions, including snow, sleet, and freezing rain. These conditions can drastically reduce visibility and make driving difficult.

Overall, the SH 8 Motorway experiences a wide range of weather conditions throughout the year, from mild to severe. Drivers should always be prepared for the unexpected and be aware of the current weather conditions before travelling.

Major Junctions of SH 8 Motorway

  • SH 8 has a major junction with SH 1 in Timaru and again in Milton.
  • SH 8 has a major junction with SH 6 in Cromwell.

This map shows the current & 7-day weather forecast, road conditions, and weather radar for SH 8 Motorway.