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Issued at 7:33 am on the 20th of November by Russell Voice

HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF THE REGION TODAY – HEAVY SNOW ABOUT THE HILLS.

Alpine road snowfall warning in place and heavy snow watch for the Canterbury High Country – Issued 5:30am Tuesday morning.

Good morning. We’ve seen heavy and persistent rain overnight for parts of South & Mid Canterbury, while most of North Canterbury has escaped any real rain activity.  Our complex low will ‘feed’ in a more widespread periods of rain today, with heavy falls for many southern and central parts of the region.

Snow is falling about the High Country, with heavy falls above 700-800m. Parts of the Interior have experienced significant snow overnight, including areas in and around Castle Hill Village.

This system is and will ‘play’ out differently across Canterbury today – source your town page for the most detailed and specific content available. 

Snow is falling about the Interior and there is the chance of heavier falls later today. Chains are required on Porters & Arthur’s Pass – source NZTA for the latest road reports.

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YOUR OFFICIAL DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR TUESDAY WILL BE ISSUED AT 5PM

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A colder southeasterly airflow brings more rain and cloud to eastern parts of the South Island today. This airflow will continue through Wednesday, with more onshore cloud and scattered rain for parts of the region.

A narrow ridge of high pressure will bring a more stable Friday and Saturday before another system from the Tasman takes aim bringing more rain on Sunday and early stages of next week.

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

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

TODAY: Periods of persistent heavy rain about the South Canterbury foothills. Cloudy, with a few showers and fine breaks elsewhere turning to rain by midday; heavy falls through the afternoon for southern and central parts of the region. Cooler day time highs. Fresh SW winds at times. Snow above 600m, with heavy falls – gradually rising through the afternoon. H: 8-12 L: 2-4

WEDNESDAY: Cloudy periods with showers, periods of steady rain possible in North Canterbury. Cool conditions. SE winds. H: 12-15 L: 4-7

THURSDAY: Mostly fine, with cloudy periods and sunny spells for most. Light NE winds for coastal areas. H: 17-19 L: 5-7

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