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Warm weather in southern Canterbury signals the arrival of spring.

Jack, 8, and Georgia, 6, Goddard and Ted Ram were feeling spring in the air at their Fairview Farm on Tuesday.

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Jack, 8, and Georgia, 6, Goddard and Ted Ram were feeling spring in the air at their Fairview Farm on Tuesday.

It looks like spring will have a warm start in Temaro, with the Met Service predicting fine weather for the rest of the week.

On Wednesday, the first day of spring and Cove 19 Alert Level 3, the forecast maximum temperature is 12 degrees Celsius, followed by 13C on Thursday, 17C on Friday and 19C on weekends and 17C on Sunday.

Temaro's David Fisher was out with his dog Marley on his daily lockdown walk this week.

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Temaro’s David Fisher was out with his dog Marley on his daily lockdown walk this week.

Met Service meteorologist Lewis Ferris said the spring weather usually brings “unstable” and “rapid” weather systems – “classic spring conditions”, but the weather will be fine until early next week. ۔

“Spring time in South Canterbury is like all of New Zealand,” Ferris said.

“It will be hot and dry one day and cold and wet the next, but Temaro thinks it will be the weather until early next week.”

Ferris also said temperatures were 5 degrees above normal at this time of year, due to the fog effect, which warms northwesterly winds in the southern Alps.

Wednesday’s weather is forecast to be “fine” with morning chills and northeast winds. A change in the south wind on Thursday morning will bring some rain with which the wind will end and the clouds will clear by evening.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday weather forecasts include possible Friday morning frosts and northern areas.

McGregor Family Elsie, 3, left, Phil and Freya, 5, went on a morning walk earlier this week.

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McGregor Family Elsie, 3, left, Phil and Freya, 5, went on a morning walk earlier this week.

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