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Friday 21 September


Synoptic Outlook:

A low rolls up the west coast and over the Far North today, dragging a brief southerly and a snow flurry over the country. A ridge will wander up the South Island during Saturday, spreading sunshine and spring joy, while S-SE winds continue to blow over the North Island. Winter will return when a juicy cold front dumps powder onto the Southern Lakes during the second half of Sunday, then it’ll do the same for Canterbury and Ruapehu as it continues north during Monday.


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A mixed bag today, but brace yourselves folks, winter is coming! Source:: Metservice (vandilised by the Grasshopper)


Friday 21 September:

A morning snow flurry for the Southern Lakes, then it’ll start clearing up this afternoon and winds will be light. Canterbury will start out with just high cloud, but cloud will build and there’ll be a snow flurry or two this afternoon as southerly winds push in. Rain showers developing on Ruapehu later this morning with westerly breezes.


Saturday 22 September:

A sunny spring day for the South Island with a W-SW breeze. Cloud will gradually clear to a mint day on Ruapehu while a SE breeze blows.


Sunday 23 September:

It’ll be mostly fine and sunny across the country, but high cloud will build over the South Island during the afternoon and it’ll start dumping snow onto the Southern Lakes in the evening. W-NW winds pick up over the South Island, and southerlies will swing to the west on Ruapehu.


Monday 24 September:

Snow for everyone! There could be heavy falls, especially in Canterbury. Strong, freezing SW winds spread up the country.


Extended Outlook:

Wintery conditions continue as freezing SW winds keep showering snow onto the Southern Lakes and Ruapehu during Tuesday. Another surge of freezing SW winds on Wednesday will dump more powder over the country, then it will finally settle down on Thursday once a ridge builds. The next weather system is likely to hit next weekend. This one’s not looking particularly cold, so we could have a mix of rain and snow.


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