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Issued at 6:32 am on the 3rd of March by Russell Voice

AREAS OF CLOUD  TODAY – isolated shower risk in the morning.

Good morning. A fresh cooler southerly change tracks north this morning, bringing areas of lower and middle level cloud, with isolated showers and areas of drizzle (mostly about the foothills between Methven and Oxford.) Conditions clear away this afternoon, with mostly sunny conditions across the region.

Fresh southerlies make the transition to fresh east/nor-east about the coast and plains from early afternoon, while winds tend nor-westerly about the basins. Check into your town page for specific and moderated rainfall and wind details – there will be contrast across the region today.

An active system moves onto the South Island on Monday, bringing heavy rain about the Main Divide and Canterbury Headwaters, with snow lowering to around 1300m late in the day. Heavy rain and strong wind warnings are in place for the Canterbury Headwaters and high country.

Colder south/south-westerlies move north on Tuesday, with isolated showers in the east and possibly light snow about the higher hills and ranges.

From Wednesday, through until the week it’s looking mostly settled under high pressure.

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 A cooler south-westerly change moves north today, with some lower level cloud bringing some patchy drizzle, especially about the Mid Canterbury Foothills.

An active system moves onto the South Island on Monday, bringing heavy rain about the Main Divide and Canterbury Headwaters, with snow lowering to around 1300m late in the day. Heavy rain and strong wind warnings remain in place.

Early next week we’re watching much colder south-westerlies, showers and possibly light snow about the higher hills – at this stage on Tuesday.

Middle and late stages of next week look more settled under high pressure.

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

TODAY

Often cloudy in the morning, with isolated shower and drizzle risk, mostly confined to the foothills between Methven and Oxford before midday. A brighter afternoon and evening for all. Fresh southerlies early, turning fresh nor-easterly into the afternoon. H: 19-25 L: 7-9.

MONDAY

Heavy and thundery falls about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters for a time, easing back into the afternoon, but showers lingering and snow lowering to 1400m. Mostly fine in the east, with high cloud, extensive at times; brief spill over showers possible. Gale nor-westerlies about the hills, easing from the south in the evening. H: 14-23 L: 3-11.

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