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Wintry weekend on the way

New Zealand has had a good run of warm weather lately but a southerly change is on the way.

During Friday and Saturday a progression of fronts will continue to lower the temperature over the South Island, moving in to the North Island on Sunday.

Temperatures will drop significantly behind the front with snow falling to relatively low levels.

Centres that today will reach 17 or 20 degrees (much of New Zealand) will fall to around 14 tomorrow or on Sunday as the southerly change comes through. 

Some centres will be even colder – Rotorua and Wellington will only just make 13 while Dunedin may only hover around 10 or 11 with snow falling on the hill top suburbs.

Invercargill is unlikely to even reach double digits on Saturday and Sunday.

The cooler weather looks set to hang around for a few days into early next week as a high moves in from the Tasman Sea. 

Despite the colder weather many regions should see more sun next week (according to current computer models).


SW on 1/10/2009 11:04pm

The forecast all morning keeps on telling us Cloud Increasing,It increased last night and is now decreasing at 12 mid day.

WW Forecast Team on 2/10/2009 12:20am

Not the WeatherWatch forecast – you should try that!

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