Fans heading to the Rugby World Cup 2011 quarter-final matches in Wellington this weekend can expect dry weather.

Dry conditions and a strong cold southerly are expected for the Ireland - Wales clash today.

It'll be warmer for tomorrow's game between South Africa and Australia.

MetService meteorologist Daniel Corbett says some extra clothing makes sense today.

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"It looks chilly but Sunday looks fine, you will not need many layers of clothing but if you're going on Saturday it may come in handy," says Mr Corbett.

-TRN