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Polar update

9:30pm polar update:

  • Weather stations on islands south of New Zealand indicate the polar air has arrived there in the past 5 hours.
  • believes the polar air will only skirt the Southland and Otago coastlines
  • We believe the polar air will start to move in to Canterbury after midnight.


Guest on 31/05/2009 2:14am

Is there snow coming for Dunedin

Helen on 30/05/2009 11:10am

What’s the forecast for the foothills / Darfield area of Canterbury?


WW Forecast Team on 30/05/2009 12:12pm

Hi Helen/Pete… we anticipate some snow flakes but nothing too heavy at this stage.  Check out last news story and Queens Birthday forecast for the latest weather predictions…but we currently anticipate the front to only brush Canterbury – looking more like a central North Island snow event… something we’d say pretty rarely!


WeatherWatch Team

pete on 30/05/2009 11:10am

do u expect snow to settle in chch overnight and when can we expect any precipition?

Matt on 30/05/2009 9:45am

What effects do you think this system will have on Invercargill?

Thanks Matt

WW Forecast Team on 30/05/2009 10:20am

Hi Matt,

We don’t anticipate too much for Invercargill – the Catlins will see the worst of it.  Could be some sleet and maybe a snow flake or two.  Otherwise just wind cold and partly cloudy. 


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