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October theme continues…

October is set to be rounded off with more changeable weather this week and a month many of us would rather quickly forget.

Although there has been the odd settled patch, October has been damp and breezy at times and this week a couple of similar days are likely in many areas.

Sometimes it’s a challenge to forecast how much moisture is going to fall and exactly where and this week appears one of those challenging times. Rainy or showery periods interspersed with some sunshine, wind, hail, snow, frosts and thunder are all a distinct possibility-never a dull moment it seems!

Snow has fallen in the south at higher altitudes in the last 24 hours and a repeat performance is likely over the next 24-48 hours. The difference is that this one next may pack a little more punch in eastern and southern areas.

Then at the other end of the scale, frosts are possible tonight in some sheltered areas over the lower half of the nation.

Labour weekend didn’t fare as badly as predicted. Yesterday, the moisture held off in a number of areas until later in the day, if any fell at all.

It seems that four seasons in one day may not be an uncommon occurrence this week across many parts of Aotearoa.





Leighton on 26/10/2009 6:21pm

Still hosing down in CHCH. Had 36mm since 6pm yesterday! I wouldnt expect anywhere near that much from this next sytem, colder yes but not as much precipitation!

WW Forecast Team on 26/10/2009 7:32pm

Hi Leighton,

Certainly some heavy falls overnight and obviously localised, as the airport has recorded 18mm up until 8am this morning- but still a good amount!.

This next change does look cold and yes we think it may not be quite so wet for eastern areas as well.


Weatherwatch crew

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