A MOSTLY FINE FRIDAY – EARLY LOW CLOUD AND FOG LIKELY FOR MANY AREAS.
Good evening. It’s been a day of contrast across Canterbury with most inland areas with elevation enjoying quality sunshine hours, light winds and very mild temperatures, while many towns and areas across the Canterbury Plains & Coast struggled to budge the low cloud. Hanmer Springs took top honours with 20.5 degrees while a number of villages through the Interior and Mackenzie Country pushed into the high-teens. Full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.
Our weekend now looks a little unsettled with an area of low pressure set to bring more cloud and shower risk late Saturday into Sunday and possibly into Monday for more northern parts of the region. There is now the chance of heavier falls on Sunday for eastern parts of Canterbury; town pages now cover this period with unmatched detail.
Source your town page for specific information and keep up to date via our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the latest regarding Easter Weekend.
YOUR OFFICIAL DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR THURSDAY.
Hanmer Springs 20, Castle Hill Village 19, Twizel 19, Lake Tekapo 18, Culverden 17, Arthur’s Pass Village 17, Akaroa 16, Mt Cook Village 16, Kaikoura 16, Christchurch 15, Rolleston 15, Cheviot 15, Rangiora 15, Leeston 15, Oxford 14, Amberley 15, Waimate 13, Fairlie 11, Mt Lyford Village 14, Ashburton 12, Timaru 12, Darfield 13, Methven 11.
The Situation will be updated and reviewed around 5pm Thursday evening.
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A large and dominating area of high pressure will continue to bring stable weather until Saturday for the Canterbury Plains & Coast.
An active system will bring some rain for the Main Divide & West Coast of the South Island on Friday night but it will remain mostly fine and milder than average out east across the Canterbury Plains & Coast.
An area of low pressure dominates late Saturday & Sunday with cloudy skies, showers and even some heavier rain on Sunday. Showers may linger into Monday for northern parts of the region.
An incoming high pressure will bring a mostly fine & milder period of weather from next Tuesday onwards.
Please source town pages for specific details and keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the very latest information; we may see changes to Easter Weekend.
GENERAL SUMMARY FOR CANTERBURY – PLEASE CHECK YOUR TOWN FORECAST FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION.
THIS EVENING & OVERNIGHT: Sunny, settled and mild inland this evening. Cloudy with occasional fine breaks about the Canterbury Plains & Coast. Light winds for most. Light frosts overnight about the Interior & Mackenzie Country. Low cloud and fog will become dominate again overnight. Overnight Lows: 1-6 degrees.
FRIDAY: Early low cloud and fog for many areas. Light frosts about the Interior early on. Sunny skies with mild conditions across the region. Late high cloud develops in the south. Light northerlies tend nor-west about inland areas especially at higher elevations late in the day. Fantastic weather and warmth of middle stage of April. H: 18-22 L: 7-9
SATURDAY: A mostly fine day with high cloud increasing. Chance of a few brief spill over showers. Light northerlies tend NW at times. Southerly late in the day with rain moving north at night. Showers and periods of rain about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters. H: 17-19 L: 8-11
Source our town pages for 1-7 day forecasts for 27 towns across Canterbury – no computer-generated content and specific information for each town.