November 4, 2010

MetService has issued a Special Weather Advisory for the south and east of the South Island.  A cold front crossing the South Island on Friday is likely to be followed by chilly southerly winds, with a period of cold rain and snow to 600-700 metres from Southland through Otago and Canterbury to Marlborough.

“After a few mild weeks, this cold change will be very noticeable,” commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt.  “Farmers should note that the combination of wind and cold rain or snow is likely to put stress on vulnerable stock, and travellers are advised that snow may affect higher roads and mountain passes.”

“The weather is also expected to be unsettled over the North Island and the north and west of the South Island on Friday, as other fronts cross these areas,” said Mr. McDavitt.  “Check the weather forecast before heading out to that fireworks show.”

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Bob McDavitt       Weather Ambassador           (09)377 4831

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