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Situation & outlook for Wednesday – South Island

We’re in the middle of a spring blast currently working its way over the country, and there’s a lot more where that came from in the next 48 hours.

Our satellite map at the moment looks like more of a winter pattern, with scattered squally showers across much of the South Island, which has been battered around a bit over the last 12 hours. Some places in the deep south received sporadic hail and persistent cold rainfall this morning, as the low pressure system moves steadily north.

By Wednesday, the low will be well off to the country’s southeast, with a high in the Tasman Sea pushing it off centre and away from the South Island – but at the same time squeezing the active rain band into a funnel-like shape, which will drive the worst of the weather.

We may even see snow down as low as 500-600m tomorrow – something we aren’t used to in mid November!

For more details check out our latest weather video, here, and check back to the site as we update with more specifics.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,

– Map: The Weather Channel


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