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Issued at 5:52 am on the 23rd of January by Russell Voice

UNSETTLED CONDITIONS FOR OUR WEDNESDAY – WARM TEMPERATURES, GALES AND A LATE SW CHANGE WITH SHOWERS.

Good morning. It’s been an incredibly warm night across the region with a number of towns and areas remaining around 23-24 degrees overnight. Our Wednesday is looking action packed with warm nor-west conditions and then a cooler disturbed SW change around evening with scattered showers and possible thunder & hail – low risk.

We currently have a heavy rain and strong wind ‘Warning’ in place for the Canterbury Headwaters & High Country today. Please take care about the Main Divide & High Country with gales and heavy rain about the Divide.

Source your town forecast for specific details and keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the latest.

Currently trending we look at rain risk over the next 7 days and key points for the new week and our very warm period of weather on track for early next week.

YOUR OFFICIAL DAILY ‘HIGHS’  FOR WEDNESDAY WILL BE ISSUED AT 6PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nor-west conditions will continue through a large portion of our Wednesday with strong winds and very warm temperatures.

A colder SW change looks set to move during the evening bringing widespread showers, some brief heavy falls are possible at night before easing in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The weekend looks warm and sunny out east across the Canterbury Plains & Coast under nor-west conditions and this settled weather then looks set to continue into middle stages of next week under high pressure.

Early next week is looking very warm with air from Australia and minimal high cloud cover. Temperatures for many areas will push into the early to mid thirties.

Our 1st half of January has gone exactly as forecast according to our ‘Monthly Outlook’ for January.

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.

TODAY: Sunny skies with high cloud increasing and becoming extensive Gusty NW winds turning gale about the High Country & Foothills. Very warm conditions. Heavy rain about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters. SW change around evening with showers for the Canterbury Plains & Coast, some brief  heavy falls are possible at night. Low chance of thunderstorms on front arrival in South Canterbury. Warning in place for heavy rain and gales about the Canterbury High Country/Headwaters. H: 27-32 L: 12-14

THURSDAY: Early showers possible, more likely north of around Amberley. A sunny afternoon & evening across the region. Fresh SW winds early on, strong about Banks Peninsula & the Kaikoura Coast. Cooler than average temperatures with the associated SW airflow. H: 17-19 L: 9-12

FRIDAY: A fine day across the region. A few early cloudy periods. Light winds inland, nor-east freshens into the afternoon. Warmer conditions inland. H: 21-26 L: 12-14

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