The situation
Issued at 6:18 pm on the 15th of December by Leighton Thomas

LOW CLOUD FOR MANY AREAS ONCE AGAIN ON SUNDAY – OCCASIONAL SUNNY SPELLS.

Good evening. It’s been a day of contrast across the region, with a range of weather conditions. As a general rule it was brighter and warmer through the interior and Mackenzie Country, while low lying areas especially in South & Mid Canterbury struggled to budge the low cloud. Twizel took top honours with 26.5 degrees, while Methven recorded just 17.9 degrees.

Christchurch enjoyed frequent sunny spells, light winds and a pleasant high of 21.6 degrees.

Our more settled period of weather will continue into Tuesday next week, before an unsettled, colder and wet period of weather moves in during the lead up to Christmas Day.

Our Christmas Day forecast is up and running on the ‘Live Weather Feed’ – check in for on going coverage and all the latest details.

YOUR OFFICIAL DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR SATURDAY.

Twizel 26.5, Lake Tekapo 26, Mt Cook Village 24, Culverden 24, Oxford 23, Castle Hill Village 23, Darfield 22, Arthur’s Pass Village 23, Hanmer Springs 22, Christchurch 21, Amberley 21, Rangiora 22, Methven 17, Ashburton 17, Akaroa 20, Timaru 17.

Source your town forecast for specific details and keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ through the day for developments and updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our  stubborn Tasman low is finally weakening and will lose it’s grip today as an incoming ridge of high pressure moves in. While our high will dominate the weekend we can expect this lower level cloud and fog to continue during the morning and night for low lying areas.

Our wind flow will turn nor-west on Monday and Tuesday and we can expect warmer conditions and quality sunshine hours.

A cooler southerly airflow moves in on Wednesday with widespread rain, potentially heavy falls and  thunderstorms and this will continue through Thursday morning before easing.

Later stages of next week look mostly fine under a weak area of high pressure.

The first week of Summer has played out perfectly to our monthly outlook for December.

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: Lower level cloud in Mid & South Canterbury will become widespread across the region tonight. Chance of drizzle patches. Light winds. Overnight Lows: 11-13 degrees.

SUNDAY: Low cloud or fog for many areas early on. Sunny skies dominating through middle stages of the day. Light winds. Warmer inland. H: 21-27 L: 10-12.

MONDAY: Early low cloud for low lying areas and ‘pockets’ of morning fog will be ‘sizzled’ by 10am. Sunny skies dominating and light winds. Warm conditions. H: 26-29 L: 12-15.

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