Intro:
An anticyclone is developing in the south Tasman Sea and will spread over southern districts this weekend with some coastal cloud but long sunny periods inland. Temperatures will remain cold. Next week the airflow will tend northerly and becoming warmer as the anticyclone moves away in the Pacific.

Local Centres brief forecast:
Timaru, moderate southerlies, rain later, 14
Oamaru, light southwesterlies, showers clearing, 13
Palmerston, light southwesterlies, mostly cloudy, 11
Twizel, light winds, some cloud, 15
Omarama, light winds, some cloud, 15
Wanaka, light winds, some cloud, 15
Queenstown, light winds, some cloud, 15

Alexandra, light winds, some cloud, 15
Cromwell, light winds, some cloud, 15
Roxborough, light winds, some cloud, 15
Ranfurly, light winds, some cloud, 14

Catlins, light southwesterlies, mostly cloudy, 11
Balclutha, light winds, some high cloud, 14
Lumsden, light winds, some high cloud, 14
Gore, light winds, some high cloud, 14

Riverton, light winds, some high cloud, 14
Te Anau, light winds, some high cloud, 14
Milford Sound, light winds, some high cloud, 14

Dunedin forecast:
A period of showers tonight with cold southwesterlies. Mostly cloudy and cold tomorrow with light winds, southwesterly at first but tending easterly. Dry at first on Sunday with heavy cloud and freshening northeasterlies, but some rain likely during the afternoon and evening. Becoming fine and sunny on Monday with cool southwesterlies dying out.
Tonight’s low 9
Tomorrow’s high: 11
Tomorrow night’s low 9
Next day’s high: 14
Next day’s low: 7
Following day’s high: 14

Invercargill forecast:
Becoming fine tonight with southwesterlies dying out. Mostly fine but some cloud remaining tomorrow, sunny periods too; light winds. Cool. Milder on Sunday and Monday with light northeasterly winds; fine with high cloud.
Tonight’s low 7
Tomorrow’s high: 14
Tomorrow night’s low 9
Next day’s high: 17
Next day’s low: 5
Following day’s high: 18

© 2017 Blue Skies Weather & Climate Services Ltd