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Issued at 4:11 pm on the 17th of September by Russell Voice

A MOSTLY FINE START TO THE WEEKEND – EARLY CLOUD & FROSTS

Good evening. It’s been a mostly cloudy and cold day across the region, with isolated showers and snow flurries about the hills above 600m. It was a little brighter about Christchurch and close surrounds and through parts of the Mackenzie Country and this was reflected in our daily ‘highs’ with Rolleston taking top spot, with 10.6 degrees. The full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

Our Saturday will be mostly fine, but cold, with areas of cloud during the morning and afternoon nor-easterlies about coastal areas. Nor-westerlies and northerlies return on Sunday, pushing temperatures back into the mid teens in the east and bringing more strong winds about the Canterbury High Country and rain, with snow at higher elevations about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters.

Systems in the Tasman approach the South Island next week, bringing rain risk to the Main Divide/Canterbury Headwaters and strong nor-westerlies about the Canterbury High Country and Foothills. We’re watching the possibility of some heavier rain and snow about the higher hills on Wednesday and this may come into town pages over the weekend.

•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 FRIDAY  –  brought to you by Power Plains

Rolleston 10.6, Christchurch 10, Omarama 10, Twizel 10, Lyttelton 10, Akaroa 9, Leeston 9, Rakaia 9, Amberley 9, Rangiora 9, Lake Tekapo 9, Timaru 9, Cheviot 9, Gore Bay 9, Ashburton 8, Arthur’s Pass Village 8, Kaikoura 8, Oxford 8, Waimate 8, Geraldine 8, Hawarden 7, Mt Cook Village 7, Culverden 7, Castle Hill Village 7. Darfield 7, Springfield 7, Waiau 7, Boyle River 6, Fairlie 6, Burkes Pass Village 6, Methven 6, Hanmer Springs 6, Mt Lyford Village 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our colder southerly flow eases this evening, with areas of cloud clearing overnight.

Our Saturday will be mostly fine and cool under high pressure.

We see changes from Sunday, with a little more northerly/nor-west influence, with temperatures pushing back into the mid teens about the Canterbury Plains & Coast.

Nor-westerlies and milder temperatures dominate most of next week, bar occasional brief south/south-west changes, with shower possibilities in the east.

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GENERAL TWO DAY SUMMARY FOR CANTERBURY – PLEASE CHECK YOUR TOWN FORECAST FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

THIS EVENING & OVERNIGHT

Areas of cloud and fine breaks for the remainder of the day. A few light showers possible, falling as snow flurries above 700m until late evening. Southerlies, easing late evening. Frosts developing overnight, high risk about the Mackenzie Country.

Overnight Lows: -3, 3.

SATURDAY

A mostly fine day. Areas of early low cloud and fog possible, frost risk. Showers about Arthur’s Pass National Park. Light winds early on, tending nor-easterly and freshening about the Canterbury Plains & Coast; remaining light about inland areas and basins. Cool day time temperatures. Frosts developing at night. Ridge of high pressure. H: 9-12 L: -3, 3.

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