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Issued at 7:05 am on the 22nd of October by Russell Voice

MOSTLY FINE & MILD SUNDAY – UNSETTLED ON MONDAY, WITH SHOWERS & RAIN AT NIGHT

Good morning. It’s a clear start across the region, with sunny skies and high cloud.  East is best today, with showers and strong winds set for the Main Divide. Keep an eye out for the odd shower in South Canterbury later this afternoon. Overall a nice day, get out and make the most of it before cooler and cloudy conditions move in tomorrow, we may even see periods of more persistent rain tomorrow night.

Our weather has an unsettled look to it over the next 7 days, with a number of changes, with showers & cooler southerly fronts; overall nothing to threatening, but messy spring patterns will dominate.

TEMPERTURES AT 7:00AM – Kaikoura 9, Culverden 9, Christchurch 7, Castle Hill Village 3, Arthur’s Pass Village 5, Methven 9, Rolleston 7, Ashburton 6, Leeston 7, Akaroa 7, Hanmer Spring 10, Twizel 10, Timaru 9.

** Town pages will be updated again this evening between 7pm-8pm **


GENERAL SUMMARY FOR CANTERBURY – PLEASE CHECK YOUR TOWN FOR MORE SPECIFIC & DETAILED INFORMATION.

TODAY: Mainly fine and settled, early morning cloud about coastal areas clearing. Long fine spells, especially through the afternoon. Northerly breezes about the coast, may tend northwest late in the day about inland areas. Southerlies developing and freshening in southern parts of the region towards evening, few showers possible. Heavy rain near the Main Divide, with gales in the High Country. H: 18-21 L: 4-6

MONDAY: Mostly fine start, with high cloud and mild temperatures before midday. Southerlies freshening, with showers developing; more persistent light rain across the region from evening. Light snow possible above 1200m. Cooler afternoon & evening. H: 17-19 L: 3-5

TUESDAY: Cloudy start, with early showers about North Canterbury & coastal Canterbury, north of Christchurch. Sunny spells increasing through the day. Light winds. Mild temperatures through the afternoon. H: 15-17 L: 5-7

WEDNESDAY: Sunny, with high cloud. Mild conditions. Gusty NW winds for inland areas. Southerly change at night, with showers and colder temperatures. H: 17-19 L: 5-7

THURSDAY: Occasional rain or showers across the region. Cooler conditions through the day. Snow showers above 1400m. Conditions clearing in the evening and southerlies dying away. H: 12-14 L: 6-8

 

FRIDAY: Morning cloud about the coast lifting early on, mostly fine inland. Light winds and settled weather through the day, just some afternoon sea breezes developing about the coast north of Banks Peninsula. H: 15-17 L: 5-7

NEXT WEEKEND:  Early signs show an incoming ‘High Pressure ‘ = Sunny & settled across the region, with mild temperatures.


Situation’ will be reviewed & updated around 7:30pm Sunday evening.

Weather Analyst:  Russell Voice

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