Here’s what is making the weather headlines today…..
COLD SOUTHWEST AIRFLOW TODAY – LOW SNOW IN THE SOUTH
Bitterly cold southwesterlies lie over the South Island today, snow is possible to near sea level in the south of the South Island. For all the details in terms of watches and warnings from Metservice please check out this page here.
Also check out our daily video (released late morning) presented by Philip Duncan with all the details.
Take a look at the cold air moving over the South Island at the 850mb level (around 1350 – 1400m) early this afternoon, temperatures of -8 degrees celsius can be expected for Southland means near sea level snow, this level will start to lift from afternoon.
FROSTS STILL ON THIS WEEKEND
Clear skies mean frosts are still on the cards for Saturday morning, Sunday morning also to an extent although it won’t be as bad. Monday may even have a light frost for the interior of the South Island.
LOW FROM SUNDAY – NORTH ISLAND
A low pressure system and front that will contain the remnants of Ex Tropical Cyclone Lola starts to move onto the upper North Island on Sunday, heavy rain which is part of a frontal band moves further south over the North Island on Monday while potentially unstable conditions develop in the far north.
Tuesday sees our front move away to the east while unstable humid weather gets left behind, there is a potential for thunderstorms and downpours in the afternoon.
Along with heavy rain, downpours and potential thunderstorms is strong to gale easterly quarter winds, developing for the far north later on Saturday / overnight into Sunday. Sunday and Monday sees strong winds move further south over the North Island but they will progressively ease.
The South Island is mostly unaffected by this low.
More on this low in today’s video presented by Philip Duncan later this morning.