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A MOSTLY FINE WEDNESDAY – morning frosts & areas of cloud
Good evening. It’s been a mostly fine and warm day for southern areas, with Geraldine grabbing top spot, with 19.3 degrees. High cloud has been extensive for many central and northern areas, confining temperatures. The full of the daily ‘highs’ below.
This evening, extensive high cloud gradually departs this evening in North Canterbury. Source your town page for specific details.
Our Wednesday looks mostly fine, with areas of frost and morning cloud, with light southerlies. Conditions quickly clear away to a mostly fine afternoon.
A deepening and large complex low tracks south late Thursday, bringing increasing cloud and widespread rain for most areas on Friday. There is the risk of heavier and lower snow in the Mackenzie Country, with elements of ‘Warm Advection’ and we currently have a heavy snow watch in place for areas west of Burkes Pass.
On Saturday colder southerlies develop, bringing widespread rain and snow to fairly low levels, before easing back on Sunday. There is the risk of heavy snow and a range of Canterbury Weather Updates warnings and watches are likely to be issues later in the week. Check into your town page for specific details.
YOUR DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR TUESDAY – brought to you by The Heat Pump People
Geraldine 19.3, Timaru 19, Ashburton 17, Waimate 16, Rakaia 16, Methven 15, Fairlie 15, Gore Bay 15, Peel Forest 15, Leeston 15, Burkes Pass Village 14, Cheviot 14, Twizel 14, Omarama 14, Hawarden 14, Omihi 14, Kaikoura 14, Lake Tekapo 14, Amberley 14, Waiau 14, Hanmer Springs 13, Mt Cook Village 13, Mt Lyford Village 13,Rolleston 12, Christchurch 11, Castle Hill Village 10, Rangiora 11, Arthur’s Pass Village 8.
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Fine weather largely continues through early and middle stages of the week, before we see changes from Thursday onwards, with the potential for a large and deepening low moving south and feeding in some rain and snow at higher elevations.
A cold south/south-westerly flow spreads across the South Island on Saturday, bringing widespread rain and snow about the hills, before clearing away from the south during Sunday afternoon.
Please source town pages for specific details and keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the very latest information.
GENERAL TWO DAY SUMMARY FOR CANTERBURY – PLEASE CHECK YOUR TOWN FORECAST FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
THIS EVENING & TONIGHT
Mostly sunny this evening, with high cloud departing in North Canterbury tonight. Blustery nor-westerlies easing back about the foothills. Overnight Lows: -1, 4 degrees
Early frosts and areas of cloud clearing away to mostly sunny skies. Morning southerly breezes, tending nor-easterly about the coast from midday. Cool temperatures. H: 9-11 L: -3, 4.
Source your town pages for 1-7 day forecasts for 2 7 towns across Canterbury – no computer-generated content and specific information for each town.