The situation
Issued at 6:33 pm on the 17th of February by Russell Voice

A MOSTLY FINE & WARM TUESDAY – ISOLATED SHOWER RISK DURING THE AFTERNOON.

Good evening. It’s been one of our hottest days of the summer collectively, with temperatures pushing into the thirties across the region. Waiau in North Canterbury took top honours with a scorching 35.4 degrees. The full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

Parts of the region have experienced a few isolated showers this afternoon and there remains the risk of the odd shower until around 10pm tonight. There remains a low risk of the odd isolated heavy downpour, with thunder until late evening; higher risk about inland parts of South Canterbury.

All towns have now been updated with rainfall chances this evening.

Tomorrow afternoon ‘heating’ may generate a period of more widespread showers from early afternoon, with more thundery falls possible across the Canterbury Plains. 

As is always the case with afternoon ‘heating’ and thunderstorms, activity will be isolated and brief in nature and may appear with little warning – keep up to date with our town pages and ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the latest.

•YOUR DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR MONDAY (REVISED at 6:30pm) – brought to you by Power Plains.

Waiau 35.4, Christchurch 34, Coalgate 34, Cheviot 34, Kaiapoi 34, Leeston 34, Amberley 34, Rolleston 33, Rakaia 33, Rangiora 33,  Culverden 33, Little River 33, Waimate 32, Twizel 32, Hawarden 32, Omarama 31, Oxford 31, Darfield 31, Akaroa 31, Methven 31, Kaikoura 31, Ashburton 31, Hanmer Springs 31, Timaru 31, Geraldine 31, Gore Bay 30, Fairlie 29, Mt Cook Village 29, Lake Tekapo 29, Castle Hill Village 26, Arthur’s Pass Village 22.

•WEBCAM SNAPS OF THE DAY.

• Hanmer Springs sunrise this morning and the forever changing skies in Mt Cook National Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Uesi will continue to bring rain to the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters this morning, before gradually easing back.

Despite afternoon and evening convective showers and thunder activity over the next few days, it’s set to remain very warm and dry overall for eastern areas; a trend which will continue for the remainder of February.

An active front will move onto the West Coast of the South Island on Friday, bringing a period of heavy and intense rain to the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters.

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.

Scattered high cloud, with occasional sunny spells for most.  A few isolated showers about; generally brief in nature. Low risk of thunder and hail and the odd heavy shower until 9pm. Any showers clearing by 10pm. Light northerly, nor-west winds.Very warm conditions across the region and remaining mild overnight. Overnight Lows: 15-18 degrees.

TUESDAY.

A mostly fine and warm day with areas of cloud clearing early on. A few afternoon scattered showers developing; moving towards the coast by late afternoon or evening; chance of heavy showers and thunderstorms. Any showers clearing by 9pm. Light winds across the region. H: 23-30 L: 12-16

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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