A few low level snow flurries in the forecast for the lower South Island today is a reminder we have cold change moving up NZ this weekend.
As the southerly tries to head up the North Island overnight Saturday and on Sunday a high pressure system will come in fast behind it – get ready, we have some big South Island frosts coming this weekend – but the incoming high will also cause the southerly to ‘snake’ up the country and will twist over the North Island more as a sou’easter on Sunday.
South east winds can make for sunny and/or dry weather in the west but wet and/or wintry in the east.
Check your local 10 day forecast from WeatherWatch (with hourly temperatures) to track how cold it gets at your place this weekend – both day and night! Frosts are most likely in the South Island and may be some of the heaviest we’ve seen so far this year.
Here’s a general guide showing the incoming southerly change, thanks to our friends at Majicweather.com
– Maps by Majicweather.com