The last day of Autumn….or is it still an Indian Summer?
No it’s not a rugby score but the temperatures between the two locations at 6.30 this morning. It’s even fourteen degrees in Invercargill.
That’s right – a warm nor’west flow over the eastern parts of the South Island has the temperatures currently rising across the South Islandi – with high’s in the low 20’s expected in parts of Canterbury today.
“Officially it’s the last day of Autumn but looking at our mountainous backdrop, there are very few indicators that winter is about to kick in” says South Island Weather Analyst Richard Green.
“The ski season is heavily booked like no other time and nature has yet to come to the party, but it is certainly early days yet”.
Rain with some heavy falls is expected today and into tomorrow in western areas mainly.
Cooler temperatures are on their way for the country but at this point, not quite the chill expected at this time of year.
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEATHER:
Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan will release a long range forecast for this weekend’s holiday weather by noon Wednesday, followed by a more detailed travel forecast on Friday.