Mostly sunny skies will shine over Greymouth today as the official Pike River Remembrance Service is held, but afternoon cloud build ups may cast some big shadows over the region for the 2pm service.
Prime Minister John Key has asked all New Zealanders to observe two minutes’ silence at 2pm.
“I hope all of New Zealand will join with those of us at the service and observe two minutes’ silence at 2pm,” Mr Key said. “This tragedy has affected all of us and [today] is an opportunity to join together in grief.”
WeatherWatch.co.nz says dry, mostly sunny, weather will prevail meaning weather related holds ups are unlikely.
The temperature will be a comfortable 21 degrees.
Since the first tragic mine explosion two weeks ago West Coasters have had mostly sunny, dry, weather – in similar vein to the weather in Canterbury following the big quake – no doubt helping those in the area, particularly flights in and out of Greymouth and up to the mine.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says there’s a chance of some some brief rain on Monday but other than that the forecast calls for mostly dry weather for the next 10 days on the Coast.
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