7 Oct 2010

Another cold front forecast for Southland

1:03 pm on 7 October 2010

Southland farmers hope a cold front that is forecast over the South Island this weekend is not as severe as last month's spring storms.

MetService is forecasting a very cold southwest flow to spread across the South Island on Sunday, bringing snow to low levels.

Hundreds of thousands of lambs as well as large numbers of ewes and calves perished in the extreme snow storms that hit Southland and South Otago in September.

Federated Farmers Southland president, Rod Pemberton, says the new cold front could cause further stock losses.

However, Southland veterinarian Justin Muschamp believes farmers will the region are well prepared for another turn in the weather. he says they are always very mindful of the weather.