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The Mountainwatch Detailed Forecast is provided by our resident meteorology sensei "The Grasshopper". The South Island analysis is issued around 7am every morning (maybe later on weekends) and is intended to provide an additional human element to the automated forecast data provided above. Sometimes we won't agree exactly with the model data - but if we ever call something significantly different we'll do our best to explain why.

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5:30am Friday July 2014

Conditions Summary:
If you’re lucky you’ll see a flurry or two this morning to make the strong winds worth it. These should clear and ease by lunchtime and the afternoon looks like a cracker. No need to hurry up there today.

Synoptic Outlook:
Our high is still meandering through the Tasman Sea and subjecting us to the south-west flow on its eastern edge. A wee front this morning triggers a few flurries and causes some stronger winds, but by this afternoon the flurries have cleared and the winds are easing.

The weekend will then be mostly fine as that high crosses New Zealand, then we have a little rain/snow to deal with on Monday/Tuesday as a weak low pressure feature runs across the Alps.

Image of the day:

That front gives the South Island a tickle up today, then the high comes on. Source:: MetService NZ and BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Friday 25 July:
Early flurries clearing to fine.

Saturday 26 July:
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 27 July:
Mostly sunny.

Monday 28 July:
Northerly winds rising. Rain developing late.

Extended Outlook:
In the second half of next week it’s going to get very windy and we’re facing several days of precipitation, with snow falling above 2000m at first, but eventually lowering to below 1000m. Those close to the divide could see some heavy falls.

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