Gumboots and raincoats will be needed this week, as weather
forecasters are expecting rain and strong winds for much of
While Dunedin shivered in temperatures which barely reached
12degC yesterday, today should be much warmer, MetService
An active front barrelling up the South Island "like a
freight train" is leaving cool Antarctic air in its wake and
threatening the eastern side of the country with 100kmh
figures confirm what Otago holiday-makers suspected - this
Christmas-New Year period was colder and wetter than average.
A weather outlook for the next few months suggests Otago
might be in for a warmer and drier time.
A "massive" high-pressure system will bring up to 10 days of
settled summer weather in New Zealand - but Kiwis will have
to wait another week for heat to roll over from baking-hot
Australia, where temperatures have nudged 50°C.
Holidaymakers in Otago are being told to expect
''spring-like'' conditions to continue after wind gusts and
rain battered parts of the region overnight.
Mist has been a frequent companion of those living on
Dunedin's hills for more than a week, but the MetService says
the air is about to clear, despite the rain being forecast to
A weekend of great weather will kick off the summer holidays
for many ahead of changeable weather forecast for Christmas
A flash storm that dropped hail stones the size of golf balls
caught residents near Ashburton off guard last night.
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