Getting cold

It looks like we are in for the first decent cold spell for the winter. It has begun in inland South Island with a big dump of snow on the hills and a bit to lower levels, but there is no sign of any snow in Dunedin this morning, and the forecast now says the snow mightn’t come until tomorrow.

ODT: ‘Long, slow, deep decline’ into cold

The MetService issued an updated weather warning and watch for parts of Otago and South Canterbury last night.

A heavy snow warning is in place for East Otago above 400m, meaning Dunedin is unlikely to be affected by snow today.

Heavy snow is expected in the Mackenzie Basin today.

Snow is possible to near sea level in Dunedin and North Otago tomorrow and Saturday.

Snow warnings have been lifted for inland Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, and Southern Lakes.

And I’m just hearing now the severity of the cold snap is being downgraded.

So yeah, it will be a bit colder than usual but not unusual in winter, and it doesn’t look like being as bad as suggested in forecasts and severe weather warnings earlier in the week.

The latest from Metservice (as of last night):

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY SNOW WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Inland parts of Southland and Clutha.

Snow flurries above 200 metres are expected to continue through into Thursday morning.

HEAVY SNOW WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Central Otago and Southern Lakes

Snow flurries above 200 metres are expected to continue through into Thursday morning.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Thursday 04-Aug-2016

We just about never get as much snow as suggested by forecasts and as reported by media.

So far this morning there is no sign of snow at home (100 m) and also no sign of snow on the Roslyn webcams.

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21 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  4th August 2016

    I blame the government.

    Reply
  2. Zedd

     /  4th August 2016

    at least that cold, constant rain has stopped.. the sun is even trying to peek out 🙂

    Mt Cargill is covered in clouds.. cant see any snow on top :/

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  3. Zedd

     /  4th August 2016

    spoke too soon.. “here come the rain again..” 😦

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    • Gezza

       /  4th August 2016

      Makes the trees, grass and flowers grow Zeddo, mate. Make the most of it:

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  4th August 2016

        Have I ever seen……?

        Yes, I &%$#*&# well have.

        How about ‘and I wonder/Still I wonder/Who’ll stop the rain ?’

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        • Gezza

           /  4th August 2016

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  4th August 2016

          Spike Milligan: Everyone complains about the weather, but no-one does anything about it.

          Reply
          • Kitty Catkin

             /  4th August 2016

            Why don’t YOU do something about it, then ? You can see the rain-do something, don’t just let it keep on coming down like that.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  4th August 2016

            Actually it hasn’t been too bad here, forecast was to rain all day but it’s just been occasional. A bit cold though.

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  4th August 2016

    We want global warming and we want it now!

    Reply
  5. Zedd

     /  4th August 2016

    just got back from walking my dog (Zogg)… Mt. Cargill has got a bit of snow on top.. clouds have blown away now… COOOOOL indeed ! 🙂

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    • Gezza

       /  4th August 2016

      Turned to a Southerly in Welly an hour ago. Bit nippy. I blame Dunedinites.

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  6. Zedd

     /  4th August 2016

    Dn local TV weather said could drop to ZERO overnight & even lower this weekend ! :/

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