Fine day for racegoing finery

19:21, Jan 24 2014
Catherine Rousseau, left, and Jackie Cooke
RACING CERTAINTIES: These days the hemlines on racegoers Catherine Rousseau, left, and Jackie Cooke are shorter, and the fascinator is in, but the principle is the same.

Racegoers need not worry about holding on to their hats at Trentham today - they're in for a fine day.

Yesterday's sunshine and light breezes were expected to be repeated today, with a high of about 20 degrees Celsius in Wellington, before the weather starts packing up tomorrow.

"They won't need their raincoats . . . the northerly does come back but it's nothing mean or nasty by Wellington standards, probably just an extra hairpin," MetService forecaster Daniel Corbett said.

Tomorrow afternoon a band of rain coming up from the southwest of the South Island would hit Wellington, with strengthening northerlies, and then hit Wairarapa a little bit later on.

Masterton was in for "sunbathing weather" today, with an expected high of 26C.

The rain would stick around on Monday and part of Tuesday before another window of fine weather later in the week.

The final day of the Wellington Cup Carnival kicks off at Trentham Racecourse from 10.30am today, with the $200,000 Wellington Cup race scheduled for 5.14pm.


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