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Southland farmers – there’s light at the end of the tunnel

Southland farmers are being told to hang in there just a couple more days as yet more freezing winds and snow remain in the forecast. says there is light at the end of the tunnel with slightly warmer weather this weekend and sunny, warm, weather hopefully returning next week.

Farmers in Southland have had an incredibly rough week with their stock losses vastly unreported says Federated Farmers. says snow is again likely to fall to low levels tonight and tomorrow but it’s the wind chill that is more of a concern. predicts wind chills as low as -5 across lower levels of Southland and as cold as -10 on the more exposed high country farms.  It’s these brutal winds that are so deadly to newborn lambs.

However conditions should start to improve, temperature wise, during the weekend with winds dying out and sunnier weather returning by the start of next week.

Highs into the teens are possible in Invercargill over the weekend – a big jump from 4s and 5s and other single digit highs from the past few days.

Homepage image: Snow Rail yards Invercargill Malcolm Gayfer


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