The US state of Hawaii, better known for its hot temperatures, has been hit with snowfall of up to three feet (90cm) over the last few days.

Snow has fallen most heavily on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the islands highest mountains. Meteorologist Matt Foster said that there are some winters where the high peaks receive very little or no snow, including in 2015.

The access road up to the Mauna Kea, the highest point in the Hawaiian state, has been shut off because of the snow and hazardous fog conditions.

A winter storm watch is still in place and the tracks up to the peaks will remain in force until Monday, according to the LA Times.

The National Weather Service stated that an extra 6-12 inches of snow are possible above 8,000 feet through Sunday night, accompanied by south winds from 10-20mph, with drifting snow.

Were expecting another round on Sunday and Sunday night, said Matthew Foster, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

The initial storm started on Thursday and was slowing down Saturday, though some freezing drizzle is still possible, Foster said.

The next snowstorm is around 400 miles west of the island of Kauai and expected to reach the islands sometime on Sunday.

This one wont be quite as strong when it moves over the Big Island, so were putting it as possibly 12 more inches of snow, Foster told USA Today.

This could prove a bonanza for skiers and snowboarders. Although Toby Kravet, president of the Hawaii Ski Club, said that his group no longer promotes skiing because of safety reasons which include illness that can occur with sudden altitude changes.

However, many skiing enthusiasts will still head up to the peaks.

A lot of people will take a pickup truck up there and do their own thing, Foster said. There is controlled access when the road is closed, though.