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The situation

Issued at 5:38 am on the 31st of March by Russell Voice

EARLY FOG AND LOW CLOUD TO CLEAR – MILD & MOSTLY SUNNY AFTERNOON

Good morning. It’s another foggy morning for many coastal areas and towns across the Canterbury Plains, but conditions will improve through the morning, for a mostly fine afternoon.

We’re heading into a very unsettled next 10 days, with a cold southerly & rain Sunday evening and then potentially significant falls next week.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY ACROSS THE REGION – CHECK TOWN FORECASTS FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

 

SITUATION:  Our weather starts to warm up over the next 48 hours, with gusty NW winds developing about the high country & milder temperatures across the Canterbury Plains and Coastal areas. A southerly moves north during Sunday afternoon, with a period of rain, this will persist into Monday morning, before clearing.

Next week is looking very interesting and we’re watching with interest, as there is the potential for a ‘Low’ to drive in rain on Wednesday & Thursday, with significant totals possible.

 

TODAY: Early low cloud & fog breaking away to a mostly sunny day, with high cloud developing through the afternoon. Light northerlies about the coast, gusty NW winds about the High Country.  Mild conditions across the region. H: 23-26  L: 10-12

 

SATURDAY: Mostly fine, with settled conditions across the region. NE winds freshening about coastal areas, with gusty NW winds about the High Country. Mild temperatures. H: 22-25  L: 11-13

 

SUNDAY: Mostly fine & mild start with some high cloud and northerlies. Gusty NW winds about the high country. Late afternoon or evening southerly change, with scattered rain moving north. H: 19-23  L: 9-11

 

MONDAY: Any early showers clearing during the morning. Mostly fine afternoon, with a cooler southerly airflow. H: 13-15  L:5-7

 

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy through the day, chance of some patchy drizzle in the mix. Cool temperatures. H: 13-15 L: 10-11

 

WEDNESDAY: Patchy drizzle in the morning turning to rain and spreading southwards through the afternoon. Some heavy falls potentially in the mix and some significant totals leading into Thursday at this stage. H: 12-14 L: 9-11

 

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‘Situation’ will be updated around 7:30pm – Friday evening.

 

Weather Analyst:  Russell Voice

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