Spring's ''wild ride'' is expected to continue on the
weekend, with snow on the hills, blustery winds and cool
temperatures, MetService meteorologist Dan Corbett says.
The holiday weekend will bring a westerly wind flow across
the country, which will mean generally drier and milder
weather in the east and wetter weather in the west.
''That said, the weekend won't be a complete washout - but it
may be a good idea to keep a raincoat and umbrella handy.''
Temperatures in Dunedin are expected to get to 24degC today
and 18degC on Saturday, with a high on Sunday of 13degC, with
Inland, Queenstown is expected to get snow showers, with a
high of only 9degC on Sunday. Alexandra is predicted to be
dry on Saturday and get wintry showers on Sunday.
''Don't be surprised if you see on the hills of Otago a
little bit of snow.''
On Monday, Labour Day, conditions are expected to be similar,
with showers and cooler weather.
Overall, it would be a blustery weekend with cooler
temperatures than recent days, Mr Corbett said.
''You'll need that extra jumper. It's not the weekend for
deckchairs and bikinis.''