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Campers leaving in droves

The unsettled weather conditions, particularly across the South Island are seeing a number of tent and caravan owners packing up and heading home.

Those in the deep south have seen constant cold west or sou’ west winds with showery periods and hail and thunder off and on. This has made for very unpleasant conditions with some campers commenting it’s the worst conditions for over 20 years at their ‘home away from home’.

Nelson, Lake Aviemore,  Benmore and also a number of deep south holiday spots have all reported mass evacuations in recent days, with some numbers down by 70% for this time of year.

It doesn’t appear that they’ll me much of a let up in the south as another front is approaching today with another burst of rain likely late today or tomorrow over much of the mainland.



SW on 12/01/2010 6:48pm

Exactly the same thing happened 27 years ago in 1983 though at that time affected western districts to a greater degree,the winds were more westerly than sou’west in that elnino with higher temperatures in the east and the wet seems to be affecting the far south and west of the south island this time.

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