Thursday brightened into an overcast, showery day with belts of dark and paler grey cloud scudding across the sky.
With forecasters predicting cool and showery weather, many sunseekers are heading for popular Mediterranean destinations.
Storms would be very dirty and multiple bands of dust could be deposited on the ice sheet by several mechanisms, such as by dry deposition between storms or during showery periods in one storm.
It was showery and very windy but surprisingly the pitch was playable.
A windy and showery day deterred some from venturing out, but those that did had a very good time.
They were very wrong about the showery drizzle, which never manifested.
This time of year is early autumn in New Zealand so the weather could be mixed, either dry and warm or showery .
Although not hot, the weather was kind to the festival and the showery rain that the town had experienced all week did not materialise save for one five minute burst.
There was a good turn out for the Clonaslee Show despite the showery weather.
Cool and showery weather due for much of the country this weekend may also keep visitors away.