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Issued at 7:35 pm on the 25th of August by Leighton Thomas

WELCOME RAIN ON THE WAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Good evening. This evening, cloud increases overnight with the mercury pushing down to 4-7 degrees for the majority. We have some very welcome news on the way over the next 48 hours or so has significant rain moves into Canterbury through tomorrow, into a large part of Saturday. Heavy falls are possibly in the mix but a decent soaking rain will help with the very dry pastures for this time of year. On Sunday, conditions quickly turn around with a mild northerly airflow bringing temperatures in the mid to high teens. Monday is looking settled and largely mild to start the new working week, before a cold southwest airflow for Tuesday and a few showers about Banks Peninsula. Settled weather returns from next Wednesday.

GENERAL SUMMARY BELOW –

FRIDAY: Patchy drizzle or light rain turning to general rain, becoming steady with some heavy falls possible. Easterlies tending southerly through the day. Snow lowering to 700m at night. Highs: 8-11 degrees. Lows: 5-7 degrees.

SATURDAY: Rain, steady with possible heavy falls first up in the morning, easing to showers from early to mid afternoon in the south, tracking northwards. Cool southerlies easing away. Snow to 700m for a time.  Highs: 8-10 degrees. Lows: 3-5 degrees.

SUNDAY: Mainly fine, some high cloud. Northwesterlies developing and picking up for a time during the afternoon. Mild conditions. Highs: 14-17 degrees. Lows: 5-7 degrees.

MONDAY: Mainly fine with some high cloud and northerlies about, becoming strong for a time inland. Mild conditions through the day. Highs: 13-15 degrees. Lows: 4-6 degrees.

TUESDAY: Fine breaks, some cloudy periods and a few showers hard up against the coast as a cold southwest change moves in during the morning. Highs: 9-11 degrees. Lows: 1-3 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mainly fine and settled with light winds and afternoon sea breezes under an area of high pressure. Highs: 10-12 degrees. Lows: 1-3 degrees

Leighton Thomas
CWU Weather Analyst

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