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Issued at 4:13 pm on the 25th of April by Russell Voice

A MOSTLY FINE FRIDAY – cooler temperatures/morning snow about the Main Divide.

Good evening. It’s been a mostly fine and warm day for eastern areas, while heavier rain has fallen about the Main Divide and Canterbury Headwaters. Rangiora grabbed top spot, with an impressive 25.1 degrees; the full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

The remainder of Thursday will be sunny in the east, while rain eases back about the Main Divide/Headwaters. Strong nor-westerlies ease back about the Canterbury High Country, with our warning in place until 6pm. Check into your town page for specific details for the remainder of Thursday.

A lighter and cooler west/south-west flow covers the region on Friday, with cloudy periods and a distinct drop in temperature.

High pressure bring fine and stable weather over the weekend, with temperatures slowly bouncing back.

COLDER CHANGES IN MAY

In early May the Southern Ocean comes to life, with surges of colder air, showers and lower snow possibilities – more via our ‘Live Weather Feed’.

YOUR DAILY HIGHS FOR THURSDAY – BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE HEAT PUMP PEOPLE.

Rangiora 25.1, Amberley 24, Rolleston 24, Leeston 24, Christchurch 24, Waimate 24, Geraldine 24, Omihi 24, Cheviot 24, Oxford 23, Gore Bay 23, Ashburton 23, Darfield 23, Springfield 22, Glentunnel 23, Methven 22, Culverden 22, Hanmer Springs 22, Waiau 21, Hawarden 22, Mt Lyford Village 21,Fairlie 21, Burkes Pass Village 20, Mt Lyford Village 20, Kaikoura 20, Twizel 19, Lake Tekapo 19, Castle Hill Village 17, Mt Cook Village 14, Arthur’s Pass Village 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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An active front moves up the West Coast of the South Island today, bringing a brief period of intense heavy rain to the Main Divide and Canterbury Headwaters and strong nor-west winds about the high country until evening.

A brief colder ‘pool’ of air covers the region on Friday, with shower risk.

Weak high pressure looks set to bring mostly stable weather over the weekend.

Colder south/south-westerlies may bring rain and snow chances early in May.

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

Mostly fine in the east, with high cloud. Afternoon and evening brief spill over shower risk, mostly confined to the foothills. Heavy and significant rain about the Main Divide/Headwaters, easing by evening Blustery nor-westerlies in the east, strong about the foothills and rising to gale about the hill country and ranges. Mild temperatures for eastern areas. H: 19-23 L: 3-7.

FRIDAY

Showers about the Main Divide/Headwaters, with snow to 900-1000m. Mostly fine in the east, with sunny skies and occasional cloudy periods. Cooler westerlies, tending south-westerly during the afternoon in the east; easing in the evening. Frosts developing overnight. H: 10-15 L:-3, 4.

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