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Jack Frost still lurking for Queens Birthday weekend

MetService News Release
Thursday, 29 May 2014

Jack Frost still lurking for Queens Birthday weekend

After a chilly and frosty start to the week, a front is moving over New Zealand bringing strong northwesterlies, rain for many and snow above 500m for some places in the South Island. "The good news is as we head into Queen's Birthday weekend, conditions are expected to settle for just about everyone, but a few showers linger for those along eastern shores of Northland." Metservice Meteorologist Elke Louw said.

As another ridge of high pressure builds over the country on Friday,overnight temperatures are expected to dip back into the low single digits on Saturday for the North Island. "Cold, showery southwesterlies spread up the South Island today, reaching central New Zealand this evening but these should clear in the south tonight. Another frosty start is expected there for tomorrow so keep those winter blankets out and woolly jumpers handy" Louw commented.

An easterly flow is expected to develop late on Sunday over the upper North Island. This will bring in cloudy conditions, as well as patchy rain for Northland and Auckland as well as Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. "The rain turns to a few showers as we head into Monday for Auckland and Northland,then clears on Tuesday with increasing fine breaks. However a few damp days are still on the books for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne." Louw said. For the remainder of New Zealand the high is expected to linger, which will bring generally fine conditions and light winds with just a few showers expected along the coastal fringe of the far south.

The clear skies and dry conditions over the South Island over the weekend will make for a chilly start for the Christchurch airport marathon on Sunday. Minimum temperatures are forecast to dip down below freezing and daytime temperatures struggling into the low double figures. On the plus side it should be a dry and fine Sunday, not just for Christchurch but widely across the South Island.

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