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First of the polar blast arrives

It’s the beginning of the polar blast in the South Island as the first of the frontal cloud moves in. 

The polar air will follow behind the front which is expected to make landfall late this afternoon or evening in the lower half of the South Island.

The front will reach Auckland around noon Sunday with air temperatures are expected to drop behind it.

We’ll have regular updates throughout Sunday and Monday – plus we’re keen to hear from you too!  Let us know conditions outside your window throughout the long weekend by posting New Comments under our stories. 

Check back to from noon today for these special updates.

Remember you can now get Weather Watch online on your iphone.


JohnGaul on 30/05/2009 6:35am

A lovely fine day here and Mt.Hutt had a good day for it’s opening.


Guest on 30/05/2009 3:18am

If anyone is interested you can see your current local weather data from ameteur and local weather stations, most of which are in real-time “on-the-web”.

A few links are down but you can somewhat ”track” (for lack of a better word) the weather from north to south etc.. for example this southerly en route. See what conditions are like in the far south and then click on another station in different parts of the island further north so see if it has arrived or not, pressure differences etc…

Here is the link:

wwakld and others are very informative anyway but it is quite interesting and helpful to those who are in rural or ”out of town” areas who dont get to much info on the weather where they are.

Many thanks to ww you are doing an exceptionally good job especially over the last month in terms of coverage.

Peter Maguire

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