The impending system coming out of the Tasman Sea next week will no doubt bring alot of wet windy weather to many places, warmer overall for Monday and Tuesday then becoming cold from Wednesday as the flow changes to the south.
The West Coast of the South Island will get a little ignored as the cold weather hits due to most of us living in other areas around the country, however the West Coast is the place to be for the 2nd half of next week. As the system changes to the south many of us will be feeling the cold but the west is set up at this stage to receive magical clear sunny skies from Wednesday.
Expect pleasant afternoon temperatures there on Wednesday and Thursday with light winds, it will be quite cool morning and night however with a chance of frosts in sheltered areas.
So if you have some time off in the later half of next week you know where to go. Take a visit to Shantytown, go gold panning then take a ride on their train.
There are some other majestic sites to behold. Fox Glacier should be in fine form or take a drive up to Lake Kaniere. Pull out a camping chair on the shore line with a mug of tea in one hand and a gingernut in the other then take it all in, paradise.
Homepage image / Michael Raymakers
– By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz