Mild end forecast for winter

01:14, Aug 25 2014
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Mount Sefton is veiled by a stratocumulus lenticularis cloud.
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Clear conditions give photographer George Empson a perfect view of the Southern Alps at the weekend.
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The view from Braemar Road, near Lake Pukaki, looking toward the Southern Alps.
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National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) records show Canterbury experienced a warmer, drier winter than usual.
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This pond is usually icy enough to skate on at this time of year.

The worst of winter's weather appears to be easing this week, MetService forecasts suggest.

After a warmer weekend, light winds and moderate temperatures are forecast for the week ahead in Timaru, Oamaru and the Canterbury high country.

A final winter frost is expected in the early hours of Wednesday morning, while temperatures throughout South Canterbury are expected to reach the low teens throughout the week.

A high of 10 degrees Celsius is expected today with a low of 1C overnight.

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