You wake up in the morning in Wellington, you probably had a night with the old window panes doing this [flaps arms].
Grab the firewood if you haven't already.
Polar blast hits the capital
Dan skypes Breakfast from home due to a slip (I'm guessing this is a landslip rather than a fall). There's dedication for you.
It's like having a big turbine, you wind it up and it's going, vvv, and then you say OK, cut the power, it takes a bit of time for it to calm down.
Getting into the weekend we're all gonna go finally [wipes forehead, sigh of relief], gosh, it's gone.
Break in Canterbury's wild weather
Forecaster Daniel Corbett says there are still showers across many regions and snow at higher levels but things aren't as intense as we've seen.
"They're looking slowly better. It's not as if we're going to flick a switch and all of a sudden somebody's going to say 'Ta da! It's all gone'.
"But we are seeing a little bit of a light at the end of the tunnel from what has been a ansty [sic] beast."
You can also listen to a Farming Show interview with Dan.
@FrancesCook I get to talk to Daniel Corbett. I'm so freakin' excited.— Kerry McBride (@Kerry_McBride) June 21, 2013
Here are some snippets from the article she wrote:
"We'll be waking up to temperatures of about 5 or 6 degrees in the morning. Folks will step outside, maybe thinking to grab the paper and hoping for spots of sunshine. It won't be that just yet, we're looking at grey skies."
By Sunday there would be enough dry patches for people to resume their planned activities, Mr Corbett said.
"If it's a picnic in the park with your teddy bears then don't keep those plans, don't go outside. But a bit of DIY to tidy up those tree branches and those sorts of things can be planned for Sunday."
Hawke's Bay should brace itself as the "rain curlicue" moved up from Wellington and travelled north across Wairarapa, he said.
"It's like the spoke of a bicycle wheel. It'll move through tomorrow and flit up to parts of the central plateau."
By Monday, Wellington and the lower North Island would be in for some sunshine as things settle down for most of next week.
"But you'll still need to keep that coat handy."
Last night Dan Corbett from Metservice told us the southerly storm would hit the capital like a freight train, and he was right.
Dan is always right.
1st May 2005
Dan's in Countryfile-casual
Maybe that's the day for hillwalking or something.
Watch the video, below:
Thanks to bismuthcadmium for the video.