Sunny, warm and wet - it's spring

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Photo: Getty Images
Spring weather is noted for being changeable.

Following snow in some places around Otago and Southland last Sunday, much of Otago may get its first taste of summer tomorrow.

MetService has forecast a sunny 19degC for Dunedin and Alexandra, and 20degC for Mosgiel and Oamaru.

The balmy weather is caused by an active front, preceded by strengthening northwesterlies which are forecast to move north across the South Island tomorrow night and Friday morning.

Unfortunately, the Queenstown Lakes District, Clutha and Southland will have rain or showers, and a forecast high of about 16degC.

A MetService spokesman said the front was expected to bring a period of heavy rain to the West Coast, and a heavy rain watch was now in force for Fiordland and Westland south of Otira.

The northwesterlies were expected to rise to gale ahead of the front and a watch has also been issued for the possibility of northwest gales becoming severe in exposed parts of Central Otago and the Southern Lakes.

"People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any updates are made.''

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