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Cold snap heading towards New Zealand

Windy weather this coming weekend will start off warm for many northern and eastern parts of the country, but by Sunday PM and across Monday expect a significantly cooler change to spread across New Zealand.

In the lower South Island places like Dunedin will have a mix of cold days between now and early next week. For North Islanders much of the cold weather will be on Monday as a south to south west flow heads north directly out of the Southern Ocean.

For skiers and boarders the news will be positive. predicts snow for the South Island ski fields and lighter falls possible on Monday for higher elevations of the North Island fields.  It’s unclear if snow will fall low enough to affect any roads.

Due to the messy nature of this large low moving in it’s still a bit tricky to lock in times and severe risks – but generally speaking there will be bursts of windy, wet and sometimes cold weather from Wednesday to early next week in the South Island and later this weekend and Monday for the North Island.

Mild daytime weather will remain in place for northern areas of both islands until later this weekend.



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