WIDESPREAD RAIN TO START THE NEW WEEK – HEAVY FALLS FOR PARTS OF THE REGION.
Good morning. We start the week on an unsettled note, with a large an active low moving over the South Island this morning. Colder southerlies develop in behind, with widespread rain developing across the region from late morning/midday.
Falls will be persistent and heavy for many areas during the afternoon and evening, especially inland and north of around Oxford. Conditions will gradually start to ease in the south this evening and overnight in North Canterbury/Kaikoura District.
Snow will lower to around 1500m this evening about the eastern ranges, possibly slightly lower in parts of North Canterbury and Kaikoura in heavier precipitation. Source your town page for specific rainfall totals and temperatures.
Our Tuesday will be mostly fine, with incoming high pressure. Just keep an eye out for some areas of low cloud and drizzle about the foothills early on, north of around Mt Hutt.
Milder nor-westerlies dominate the second half of the week, with temperatures in the twenties for eastern areas, while strong to gale force nor-westerlies will linger at various stages about the Canterbury High Country.
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Another southerly change moves north on Monday, bringing another period of widespread rain, chance heavy about Mid & North Canterbury for a time, before easing in the evening in South Canterbury.
Tuesday will be mostly fine under a short ridge of high pressure.
A strong nor-westerly flow, brings mild temperatures and strong nor-westerlies on Wednesday and Thursday, with rain about the Main Divide/Headwaters; this trend will continue for the remainder of the week.
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GENERAL TWO DAY SUMMARY FOR CANTERBURY – PLEASE CHECK YOUR TOWN FORECAST FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION.
High cloud early on, with light northerlies or nor-easterlies. Rain setting in from mid to late morning. Steady falls through the afternoon, a chance heavy in parts of Mid & North Canterbury. Snow lowering to 1500m about the ranges. Easing from the south late afternoon and late at night/overnight in North Canterbury/Kaikoura. Fresh to strong southerlies across the region from late morning/midday. Temperatures peaking early on. H: 13-17 L: 4-7.
Areas of cloud north of around Mt Hutt, with some isolated drizzle patches or light showers before 9am. Improving through the day, with sunny skies through the afternoon. Fresh SW winds easing and tending nor-easterly about the coast. H: 14-20 L: 5-8
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