A MOSTLY FINE & MILD THURSDAY – EARLY FOG RISK FOR PARTS OF THE REGION.
Good evening. It’s been a day of contrast across the region, with a lower level south-west change, bringing middle level cloud to parts of South & Mid Canterbury; it was slightly milder about inland parts of North Canterbury, tucked away from cooler south-westerly winds & middle level cloud.
Culverden took top spot, with a pleasant 16.3 degrees, with Hanmer Springs close behind, also recording 16 degrees; the full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.
The next 36 hours will be relatively fine across the Canterbury Plains & Coast, with variable high cloud, extensive at times, with nor-easterly/northerly winds. Rain and higher level snow will affect the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters today, before intensifying on Thursday.
On Friday and Saturday colder southerlies will bring showers, rain and snow for the eastern ranges and higher hills, but it’s early next week we’re watching the possibility of snow to very low levels – keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the latest. There remains constant changes on Friday and Saturday and this remains a ‘fluid’ situation, just a few days out.
•We may issue a road snowfall warning for Saturday on Thursday/Friday morning.
Source your town page for specific details and keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the latest developments.
YOUR DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR WEDNESDAY – brought to you by Power Plains.
Culverden 16.4, Hanmer Springs 16, Hawarden 15, Waiau 15, Kaikoura 15, Castle Hill Village 14, Rangiora 14, Amberley 14, Akaroa 14, Geraldine 13, Omarama 13, Lake Tekapo 13, Waimate 13, Twizel 13, Cheviot 13, Timaru 13, Arthur’s Pass Village 13, Oxford 12, Rolleston 12, Methven 11, Darfield 11, Christchurch 12, Ashburton 11, Mt Cook Village 11, Fairlie 10.
LONG RANGE WEATHER NEWSLETTER.
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The next 36 hours will be fairly settled about the Canterbury Plains & Coast, with sunny spells and variable high cloud.
Heavier rain and higher level snow develops on Thursday about the Main Divide/Canterbury Headwaters.
A cold southerly change will move north on Friday, with showers and hill country snow, before easing back Saturday afternoon.
Early next week, there is the potential for much colder air and wintry conditions across the South Island.
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.
Mostly fine this evening. Cloudy periods and clears spells for most; brighter inland in parts of the Mackenzie Country and North Canterbury. NE winds about the coast, generally light, calm inland. NW winds developing at night.
Overnight Lows: 0-5 degrees.
High cloud and sunny spells through the morning, high cloud more extensive from midday. Chance of a few spots of rain from evening east of the foothills. NE winds freshen about coastal areas, tending strong nor-west about the ranges. Rain sets in about the Main Divide/Headwaters, with snow above 1700m. Milder conditions in Mid & North Canterbury. H: 13-17 L: 3-7
Source our town pages for 1-7 day forecasts for 27 towns across Canterbury – no computer-generated content and specific information for each town.