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Issued at 4:37 pm on the 13th of June by Russell Voice

CLOUDY & OFTEN WET ON FRIDAY – more persistent falls late afternoon/evening.

Good evening.  It’s been a cold day across the region, with frosts about many inland areas this morning and extensive pre-frontal high cloud cover. Akaroa grabbed top spot, with a modest 12.2 degrees; the full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

Our ridge of high pressure fades this evening, with widespread rain setting in about the Main Divide and Canterbury Headwaters, with more extensive high cloud in the east. We may see spill over falls in the east by late evening and at night, with light totals forecast on our town pages tonight. Please check into your town page for specific and moderated details – there will be contrast across the region this evening.

North/nor-easterlies brings widespread rain to northern areas on Friday, with lighter, more scattered falls for parts of South and Mid Canterbury; generally more widespread early on and again from evening. Winds also start to tend south/south-westerly during the afternoon. Town pages have now been updated, with specific and moderated details.

Remaining showers clear away on Saturday morning for a mostly fine and stable weekend.

Early and middle stages of next week look cloudy, wet and cold for most part, with southerly quarter winds. We may see snow about the ranges, with welcome accumulations about Mt Hutt.

Members – keep up to date with our town pages and ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the latest developments and trends. 


Akaroa 12.2, Gore Bay 11, Cheviot 11, Christchurch 11, Rolleston 11, Leeston 11, Lyttelton 11, Kaikoura 10, Cheviot 10, Waimate 10, Darfield 9, Rangiora 9, Amberley 9, Arthur’s Pass Village 8, Oxford 8, Hawarden 7, Waiau 7,Glentunnel 7, Springfield 8, Methven 6, Culverden 6, Hanmer Springs 6, Timaru 7, Ashburton 7, Mt Lyford Village 7, Burkes Pass Village 5, Lake Tekapo 5, Burkes Pass Village 5, Mt Cook Village 4, Castle Hill Village 4, Fairlie 4, Twizel 3, Omarama 3.













































































































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High pressure fades early on Thursday, with heavier falls developing about the Main Divide/Headwaters and scattered falls in the east at night.

We may see east/nor-easterly rain on Friday/Saturday morning, before brighter weather on Sunday.

Next week continues to change around, with little consistency. At this stage we may see east/south-easterly rain chances during early and middle stages of next week, with snow about the ranges.

Please source town pages for specific details and keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the very latest information. 



Early frosts. High cloud, often extensive in the east, especially south of Ashburton. Brighter periods further north in the morning. Spill over showers from evening in the east. Northerlies about the coast and plains, tending nor-westerly about the high country. Rain setting in about the Main Divide/Headwaters, with some lighter falls through the Interior and Mackenzie Country (west of Burkes Pass. H: 6-14 L: -2, 6.


Cloudy and cold. Scattered falls developing early in North Canterbury, with scattered falls reaching central areas late afternoon/evening. Fresh nor-easterlies about the coast, lighter winds inland. Snow to 1700m north of Mt Hutt and around 1400m about the Mackenzie Country. H: 7-11 L:-1.3.

Source your town pages for 1-7 day forecasts for 27 towns across Canterbury – no computer-generated content and specific information for each town.




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