The situation
Issued at 4:18 pm on the 22nd of September by Russell Voice

A FINE START TO THE NEW WEEK – HIGH CLOUD & MILD TEMPERATURES.

Alpine road snowfall warning in place.

Good evening. It’s been a day of contrast across Canterbury, with stubborn areas of low cloud about many coastal areas, while our inland basins have basked in quality sun and very mild temperatures; tucked away from onshore easterlies and a slight foehn affect.

Hanmer Springs recorded a very warm high of 22.1 degrees, while Christchurch struggled to just 14 degrees – full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

A milder nor-west airflow covers the region tomorrow, before a brief cooler southerly airflow develops on Tuesday and an even colder southwest front with wintry showers and snow about the hills on Wednesday.

•We now have a road snowfall warning in place. Read more with our member link Read More

•Keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ and town pages for all the latest details and developments.

YOUR OFFICIAL DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR SUNDAY.

Hanmer Springs 22.1, Mt Cook Village 20, Twizel 21, Mt Lyford Village 19, Castle Hill Village 19, Waiau 18, Lake Tekapo 19, Culverden 18, Cheviot 16, Ashburton 16, Fairlie 15, Leeston 16, Rolleston 15, Cheviot 16, Methven 16, Amberley 15, Geraldine 15, Akaroa 16, Rangiora 15, Oxford 15, Kaikoura 15, Christchurch 14, Timaru 14.

WEBCAM SNAPS OF THE DAY.

Mt Hutt from 2000m looking across the lower level cloud this morning.

 

Hanmer Springs 22.1 degrees and top honours today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Next week has a more unsettled look with a number of fronts, systems and rain possibilities. 

A colder southerly flow will develop on Tuesday with some showers, drizzle and light snow for the higher hills.

A colder southwest change may then bring a period of wintry showers and snow about the higher hills from Wednesday evening, before clearing early Thursday morning. An alpine road snowfall warning is now in place.

Late next week looks mostly fine under a ridge of 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 FOR CANTERBURY – PLEASE CHECK YOUR TOWN FORECAST FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION.

THIS EVENING & OVERNIGHT.

Sunny skies for most this evening. A few stubborn lower level cloudy periods about the coast; including Christchurch, with some more widespread cloud cover. Variable high cloud develops tonight.  Easterlies ease about the coast. Gusty NW winds developing about the high country, gale about the ranges overnight. Rain sets in about the Main Divide overnight, with snow above 1800m in the west. Overnight Lows L: 3-6

MONDAY.

A fine day. High cloud developing and becoming extensive. Northerlies tending nor-west inland. Very mild conditions. Rain and snow above 1700m about the Main Divide/Headwaters. A southerly wind change around evening, with cooler temperatures. H: 17-20 L: 5-7

Source our 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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