The PowerNet Tour of Southland is back November 1st to November 6th.
Traditionally the Tour of Southland cycle race is dogged by rough weather – which to be fair is part of the event’s charm.
Key weather days include Monday afternoon for the trip up to Bluff Hill and Wednesday around the south coast to Tuatapere – wind often plans havoc in both.
This year the forecast doesn’t look to dramatic according to WeatherWatch.co.nz – with a large high covering the Southland region building up to the event, then skirting the region during the week of the race.
So what does that mean? At this early stage the data that WeatherWatch.co.nz uses predicts Monday should be sunny and warm with north west winds and a high of 18 – or hotter.
Tuesday looks fairly sunny too but by Wednesday a frontal band may move through with winds picking up and a 40% chance of rain.
Thursday will see south westers and cooler conditions, perhaps only a high of 13 with a few showers, then conditions improving on Friday as the cyclists head to Te Anau. Mostly sunny weather is predicted by Saturday.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says that forecasts this far in advance can change – and suggests you click here for up to date forecasts closer to the event.
For full details on the race click here: www.tourofsouthland.com