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Spring Weather For Labour Weekend


Spring Weather For Labour Weekend

MetService meteorologists are forecasting typical spring weather for the coming holiday weekend. Most are likely to find plenty of long fine periods, but some may be affected by wind and rain for at least part of the weekend.

On Thursday a front is forecast to bring heavy rain to Fiordland and parts of Westland with significant spillover to east of the divide between Lake Wakatipu and the Waimakariri River. Vigorous northwest winds are likely for Southland, inland Otago, Canterbury, Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa.

Friday and Saturday travellers will find generally clearing weather except for some drizzle lingering between Waikato and Northland.

Another front is forecast to move onto Fiordland on Saturday night bringing a further period of wind and rain much like Thursday's. Rain with this front is likely to reach Auckland in time for Sunday evening BBQs.

"This Labour weekend's front may bring enough rain to cause rapid rises in some rivers," commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "Trampers and campers going into the bush will need to keep an eye out and check for weather updates to monitor its passage."

The weather outlook for the return home on Monday is for a southwesterly flow bringing a few showers to southern and western areas and settled weather elsewhere.


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