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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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6:50am Wednesday 1 October 2014

Conditions Summary:
You’ll notice the north-westerly winds picking up this afternoon, but it’s going to be nice and fine through daylight hours. It’s been warm overnight so the snow will be soft and spring-like.

Synoptic Outlook:
Fine today as northerly winds increase ahead of the next front. The weakest part of the front passes over tomorrow, with just a smidgen of rain, followed by a smidgen of snow, then we get whacked by a stronger cold change with frequent snow showers on Friday, with a few flurries lasting through Saturday.

Image of the day:

The front is quite weak by the time it crosses the South Island tomorrow Source: NZ MetService and BOM (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Wednesday 1 October:
Strong winds, but mostly fine.

Thursday 2 October:
A little rain then a little snow.

Friday 3 October:
Stiff westerlies and frequent snow showers.

Saturday 4 October:
A few flurries clearing.

Extended Outlook:
Flurries will tend to rain on Sunday.

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