One News at 6pm The weather takes a turn over the next day or so as Mother Nature digs into her box of tricks and says, 'brr, have that' [throwing gesture - see Vine, below]. And the weather, it won't just be one big weather system just coming at us, it'll actually come in waves, a bit like going to the restaurant and the buffet and you get salad first, then you go back for your dinner and then the dessert. That's what it'll be like.
That keen sou'wester really knocks on the door [knocking gesture] as you're having your dinner or something.
Dan made a brief return to the Beeb last night with a quick chat to Phil Williams on BBC 5live.
El Niño, they had a party for her about six months ago and she literally didn't turn up.
The Pacific Ocean is a massive body of water and just like a big bathtub, if you had a typical bathtub with a little trickle of warm water, a couple of ice cubes, just stir it all around, you think, 'nah, that's our typical bathtub, it's OK.' But if you all of a sudden took a big science bunsen burner, stuck it underneath this thing and just then went vvmh, full blast and you got all the steam rising, the bathroom's starting to get misty and dew coming off the ceiling and the neighbours are banging on the door or something, it will change obviously the atmosphere and that's exactly what El Niño is.
It does literally provide that boost, almost that fuel, that high octane fuel from the petrol station into your car that really makes the weather zing over the coming months potentially.
Phil thanks Dan, then asks, A few of your big fans in the office wonder whether you will be able to do your traditional weather sign-off.
Dan laughs, then replies, Well Phil, as you know, that's the weather [pause] for now.
Dig out the raincoat - an active week of weather is on its way An active spell of weather over the next couple of days. You'll have to plan accordingly if you're thinking of the washing on the line or maybe even that picnic in the park.
Keep the umbrella close as heavy rain knocks on our doorsteps It doesn't look like much now, just like [throwing gesture] some lumps of clay being thrown at the old weather map.
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A big hole in the cloud and you say, 'well, it's a hole in the cloud.'
That there [points] is the Southern Ocean opening its doors saying, 'hahaa, watch this!' That's some real oomph with that weather system there and that's the kick in the pants sort of thing.
Sunday [Mother's Day in NZ] is looking still unsettled. Mother's saying, 'well, that's my day!' Well, we're trying.
One News at 6pm The showers come through then all of a sudden you get that sunny spell. It's like up and down with the umbrella.
Most of us are probably on a first-name basis with our raincoat [touches sleeve - see Vine, below] or the umbrella. Hang on one more day with the good friend then you can put it in the back of the cupboard and leave it there for a couple of days.