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Issued at 6:50 am on the 24th of February by Russell Voice

A FEW SPILL OVER SHOWERS ABOUT TODAY – heavier falls develop about  the Main Divide.

Good morning. Our ridge of high pressure has finally departed, with an incoming system in the Tasman making landfall today. Our Saturday will be more active, with a front moving up the West Coast of the South Island, with heavier and significant rain about the Main Divide and strong nor-westerlies about the high country.

Our heavy rain warning remains in place until midnight tonight about the Main Divide, where totals may challenge 150mm. We may see a few spill over showers east of the foothills this afternoon and evening, with light totals in isolation – check into your town page for moderated rainfall chances, there will be contrast across the region today.

A weak southerly flow brings areas of cloud on Sunday, with isolated showers; mostly about the foothills and Banks Peninsula. Temperatures will be cooler overall, peaking between 18-21 degrees for most.

Our colder and wet southerly remains on course for mid-week, with some heavier and widespread falls likely on current analysis. 

YOUR DAILY HIGHS FOR SATURDAY AT 5PM – BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE HEAT PUMP PEOPLE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Nor-westerlies build today, with heavier and significant rain setting in about the Main Divide and Canterbury Headwaters. A heavy rain warning remains in place.

Sunday look mostly fine, with areas of cloud and southerlies south of the Rakaia River. We may see a few isolated and brief showers for a time, with 1-2mm in isolation. 

We continue to see changes around early next week, but at this stage colder southerlies and widespread rain is possible mid-week, with a focus on Tuesday/early Wednesday.

High pressure will bring fine weather from Thursday onwards.

Please source town pages for specific details and keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the very latest information. 

GENERAL TWO DAY SUMMARY

SATURDAY

Heavy rain setting in about the Main Divide and Canterbury Headwaters, easing late at night. Mostly fine in the east, with variable high cloud, extensive at times. Brief spill over showers and rain possible at times in the afternoon/evening. Nor-westerlies, blustery at times about the foothills and gale about the high country. Warm temperatures. H: 24-28 L: 9-14.

SUNDAY

Areas of cloud and isolated showers, mostly about the foothills in the afternoon. Fresh southerlies in the morning, then tending easterly during the afternoon. Modest temperatures. H: 19-22 L: 7-12.

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