Showers set to dampen Christmas

Last updated 13:00 23/12/2013

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The weather gods have not changed their stance on what they plan to deliver the Nelson region for Christmas, but it will be perfect for dining indoors over a traditional roast turkey.

Unless you are really determined it might be best to pack away the barbecue for the next week. The MetService long range forecast shows cloud coming in from today, with showery weather turning to heavier rain by this time next week, as a new weather system approaches the west of the country.

Cloud will increase from tomorrow with a few showers and northwest winds developing, in the lead up to Christmas Day which will be cooler with southwest breezes and a few showers, the MetService forecast shows.

Winds turn more easterly on Thursday and Friday, with showers continuing. Saturday and Sunday remain damp, before even heavier rain next Monday and Tuesday.

It doesn't look like there will be any let up until New Year's Day, when rain is expected to ease to showers.

It might offer some respite for all the hayfever sufferers right now. Today's telltale signs of hayfever remain high because of grass, nettle and plantain.

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