Heat on way for South after week of wild weather

Yet another bout of wild weather is on the cards for the South today before conditions ease tomorrow and a hot and sunny spell sets in for the weekend.

MetService has a strong wind watch in place for coastal parts of Southland, Clutha and Dunedin south of Otago Peninsula today. The forecaster says west to southwest winds may approach severe gale force in exposed places through until this evening, when they are expected to ease.

The predicted strong winds come towards the end of what has been a very unsettled week in the South, with thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and even snow occurring around the region.

But relief is in sight thanks to a high coming from Australia, MetService says. 

The strong winds and any showers are tipped to clear away tomorrow before the incoming high brings temperatures up to 30degC to inland Otago over the weekend. Dunedin also gets in on the action, looking set for three consecutive days in the mid 20s, starting on Saturday.




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