The situation
Issued at 4:00 pm on the 5th of July by Russell Voice

A MOSTLY FINE & MILD MONDAY – A FEW SPOTS OF EARLY RAIN.

•Wintry outbreak next week – icy showers , gales & low snow in the forecast.

Good evening. It’s been a mostly fine day across the Canterbury Plains & Coast, with variable high cloud, extensive at times and milder temperatures. Akarao grabbed top spot narrowly with 16.4 degrees, while a number of spots pipped 16 degrees; the full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

A strong cold south to south-west flow develops next week, bringing gales to eastern areas, wintry showers and snow to low levels on Wednesday & Thursday. An alpine road snowfall warning will be issued on Monday, additionally a strong wind warning for Banks Peninsula and the Kaikoura Coast; a heavy snow watch may also be issued issued for exposed areas.

Snow is likely to affect many of our higher villages, with some more sustained and heavier falls about North Canterbury & Banks Peninsula.

Late next week high pressure takes charge bringing sunny, settled and frosty weather across the region matching out monthly outlook for July.

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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 SUNDAY –  brought to you by Power Plains. 

Akaroa 16.4, Culverden 16, Leeston 16, Rangiora 16, Rolleston 16, Darfield 16, Cheviot 16, Kaikoura 15, Hanmer Springs 15, Gore Bay 15, Amberley 15, Ashburton 15, Hawarden 15, Christchurch 15, Methven 14, Oxford 14, Mt Lyford Village 13, Castle Hill Village 12, Twizel 10, Timaru 10, Waimate 10, Lake Tekapo 10, Geraldine 9, Omarama 9, Lake Ohau 8, Arthur’s Pass Village 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A moist northerly airflow will continue to bring significant rain and snow at higher elevations about the Main Divide & Headwaters , before easing later tonight, with cloudy and milder temperatures out east.

A colder and disturbed south-west airflow develops on Tuesday evening, lingering through Wednesday & Thursday, with wintry showers, gales and snow to low levels at various stages.

High pressure moves in next later next weekend, bringing sunny, settled and frosty across the South Island.

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 & OVERNIGHT.

Extensive high cloud, with occasional fine spells out east. Mostly cloudy through the Interior, with spill over rain at times; heavy falls about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters, falling as snow above 1600m. Strong NW winds about the high country.

Overnight Lows: 3-6 degrees.

MONDAY.

Mainly fine across the Canterbury Plains & Coast, with variable high cloud and sunny skies. A few spots of early rain possible. Northerlies, tending NW. Mild conditions. Rain lingers about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters, with snow above 1800m. Strong NW winds. H: 13-15 L: 0-5

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