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Issued at 7:16 pm on the 18th of May by Russell Voice

A MOSTLY FINE THURSDAY – strong winds for the high country/rain about the Main Divide

Good evening. It’s been a mostly fine day across the region, with sunny skies and mild late autumn temperatures, with Amberley grabbing top spot, with 20.8 degrees – the full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

Our mostly fine and mild weather continues into Thursday about the Canterbury Plains & Coast, bar brief spill over shower risk before midday – mostly about the foothills. Heavy rain sets in about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters, with strong to gale force nor-westerlies about the Canterbury High Country and Foothills – our strong wind warning remains in place for the Canterbury High Country and Foothills from late tonight, through until Friday morning, with peak winds set to exceed 100km/hr Thursday afternoon and evening.

Very cold south-westerlies develop on Friday, bringing brief squally showers, thundery falls, hail and light snow risk to the eastern hills. All towns have been updated with the latest details.

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

YOUR DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR WEDNESDAY – brought to you by The Heat Pump People

Amberley 20.8, Akaroa 20, Omihi 20, Gore Bay 20, Culverden 20, Leeston 20, Oxford 20, Rangiora 20, Cheviot 20, Darfield 20, Hanmer Springs 19, Rakaia 19, Waiau 19, Hawarden 19, Fairlie 19, Rolleston 19, Timaru 18, Ashburton 18, Christchurch 18, Methven 18, Twizel 18, Waimate 18, Omarama 18, Twizel 18, Lake Tekapo 18, Castle Hill Village 17, Mt Lyford Village 17, Lyttelton 17, Boyle River 16, Mt Cook Village 5, Arthur’s Pass Village 13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Wednesday and Thursday look fine and mild in the east, with nor-westerlies, while heavy rain affects the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters on Thursday, with strong to gale force nor-westerlies about the foothills.

On Friday cooler south-westerlies bring some wintry showers to eastern areas, with light snow lowering about the hill country.

West/south-westerlies bring cooler, but mostly dry conditions over the weekend for eastern areas.

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 & TONIGHT

Mostly fine about the Canterbury Plains & Coast. Strong to gale force nor-westerlies building about the high country. Cloudy, with showers about the Main Divide & Headwaters; more persistent and heavier rain setting in overnight. Mild conditions. Overnight Lows: 7-11 degrees

THURSDAY

Heavy rain about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters, with snow about the ranges 1300m+. Severe nor-westerly gales about the Canterbury High Country. Mostly fine in the east, bar spill over shower risk before midday, then bright and sunny afternoon conditions. North/nor-westerlies. H: 14-20 L: 1-6.

Source your town pages for 1-7 day forecasts for 2 7 towns across Canterbury – no computer-generated content and specific information for each town.

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