Situation:
Cold fronts will be frequent visitors to southern districts this weekend with changeable weather expected as periods of showers and cold southwesterly winds give way to calmer spells with some sunshine. Winter starts next week with a cold southwesterly airstream expected all week, snow lowering on the hills and chilly winds on the way.

Local Centres brief forecast:
Timaru, light winds, fine, 15
Oamaru, light winds, fine, 15
Palmerston, light winds, fine, 14
Twizel, moderate northwesterlies, fine, 14
Omarama, moderate northwesterlies, fine, 14

Wanaka, moderate northwesterlies, fine, 14
Queenstown, moderate northwesterlies, fine, 14
Alexandra, moderate northwesterlies, fine, 15
Cromwell, moderate northwesterlies, fine, 15
Roxborough, moderate northwesterlies, fine, 15

Ranfurly, moderate northwesterlies, fine, 15
Catlins, freshening westerlies, cloud increasing, 14
Balclutha, freshening westerlies, cloud increasing, 14
Lumsden, freshening westerlies, cloud increasing, 14
Gore, freshening westerlies, cloud increasing, 14

Riverton, freshening westerlies, cloud increasing, 14
Te Anau, strong westerlies, showers, 12
Milford Sound, strong westerlies, showers, 12

Dunedin forecast:
Fine tonight. with mild northerly winds.
Sunny periods and some cloud tomorrow with light northeasterly winds; cooler. A period of rain then showers on Sunday with strong cold southerly winds. Mostly fine and sunny on Monday with light winds, but cool temperatures.
Tonight’s low 7
Tomorrow’s high: 14
Tomorrow night’s low 7
Next day’s high: 10
Next day’s low: 4
Following day’s high: 11

Invercargill forecast:
Fine tonight with westerly winds. Mostly fine tomorrow with moderate westerly winds, but squally showers and strong cold southwesterlies developing late in the day. Showers clearing and sunny periods increasing on Sunday with fresh cold southerly winds decreasing and dying out. Fine on Monday with sunny periods and some cloud and moderate cool westerly winds.
Tonight’s low 8
Tomorrow’s high: 14
Tomorrow night’s low 8
Next day’s high: 10
Next day’s low: 5
Following day’s high: 11

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