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Cold but Fine for the Boks on Saturday

Cold but Fine for the Boks on Saturday

MetService meteorologists are forecasting that a brisk cold southerly will whistle through Dunedin late on Friday and weather will then clear for the Tri-Nations tussle between the All Blacks and the Springboks at Carisbrook on Saturday evening.

"Friday's front will be brisk and brief but very cold," commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "MetService forecasters have issued a special weather advisory for snow to low levels in parts of Fiordland, Southland, Otago and possibly Canterbury and Marlborough from late Friday to Saturday morning."

"This snow may affect travel on some of the region's higher roads, and cause problems to newly-born lambs. We haven't had many cold snaps so far this winter, and the wind chill can come as a shock so brace yourselves."

McDavitt added that skies should clear and the wind ease in time for the game on Saturday evening, but temperatures will remain low. "Dress for temperatures hovering around five degrees."

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