The situation
Issued at 4:00 pm on the 20th of March by Russell Voice

EARLY LOW CLOUD & FOG FOR OUR THURSDAY – MORE SUNSHINE HOURS INTO THE AFTERNOON. 

Good evening. Our high pressure continues to bring settled conditions across the region with low cloud, light winds and quality sun and warmer temperatures about the Interior & higher elevations. Twizel once again took top honours with a very warm 28.5 degrees while Fairlie likely many areas struggled to budge the low cloud recording a modest 18.2 degrees.

This evening low cloud and fog will become more widespread across the region. We do have a few cloud build ups about the Interior and there remains the chance of a few convective showers until 9pm.

The next 5 days look mostly settled under an area of high pressure. While we can expect light winds and minimal rainfall this week cloud cover will be extensive at various stages especially about low lying areas morning & night. Our temperatures start to warm up later in the week as winds switch to the nor-west.

Early next week a more active period of weather is likely with heavy rain for western areas and strong NW winds.

Keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the latest information.

YOUR OFFICIAL DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR WEDNESDAY.

Twizel 28, Lake Tekapo 25, Arthur’s Pass Village 24, Oxford 23, Castle Hill Village 23, Mt Cook Village 22, Christchurch 21, Ashburton 21, Kaikoura 21, Darfield 21, Cheviot 21, Akaroa 22, Culverden 22, Amberley 22, Rangiora 21, Hanmer Springs 21, Mt Lyford Village 20, Methven 19, Geraldine 20, Fairlie 18

The Situation will be updated and reviewed around 7am Thursday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The next 3-4  days has a rather stagnant look under high pressure – light winds, early morning cloud and drizzle risk and modest temperatures. Any shower activity is likely to be isolated and  stem from afternoon ‘heating’ about the Canterbury Foothills & High Country.

The Tasman starts to wake up later in the week with warmer nor-west conditions across the Canterbury Plains & Coast. Temperatures will bounce back into the mid to high twenties.

Early and middle stages of next week look active about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters with a number of systems from the Tasman. Heavy rain and strong nor-west winds look increasingly likely.

There are some signs of a colder southerlies on Wednesday 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.

THIS EVENING & OVERNIGHT:  Sunny with a few cloud build ups about the Mackenzie Country & Interior this evening. Low cloud and fog likely overnight. Low cloud becoming widespread this evening elsewhere. Light winds. L:10-14 degrees.

THURSDAY: Cloudy early on with increasing sunny spells. Light winds tend fresh NE about coastal areas. Warm about the Mackenzie Country/Interior. H:21 -24 L:11-14

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy during the morning; chance of isolated drizzle patches. Afternoon fine spells. Sunny & warm in the Mackenzie Country & Interior. Light winds inland, nor-east freshens a tad about the coast. H: 22-27 L: 11-13

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