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Issued at 9:14 am on the 24th of September by Russell Voice

COMPLEX LOW SET TO DELIVER –  SIGNIFICANT SNOW FOR PARTS OF CANTERBURY  ‘WARNINGS’ IN FORCE.

Good morning. It’s a mostly cloudy start across the region this morning, with isolated showers – more frequent closer to the Canterbury Foothills. Conditions will gradually start to deteriorate through the afternoon and by evening we can heavy rain and lowering snow levels across the region. We are starting to see slight changes in worst hit areas – keep up to date with our on going coverage on our ‘Live Weather Feed’.

Please source your town forecasts for specific details regarding rainfall totals & snowfall accumulations, there will be contrast across the region today & overnight.

Snow is set to fall about a number of our higher towns & villages from Monday evening; additionally snow will cause road disruptions & possible closures on Monday night for our higher roads & passes – high confidence.

Farmers can expect snow to low levels, possibly as low as 200m from Monday night, with snow and the associated wind chill set to provide challenges and stress for new born stock. 

We currently have a road snowfall warning & a heavy snow warning  in place with full details.

Keep up to date with our ‘Live News Feed’ for all the latest information; unmatched detail & intensity for the Canterbury region. 

YOUR OFFICIAL DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR MONDAY WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 6PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A colder SW airflow will dominate our Monday, with showers and snow about the higher hills and ranges. It all starts to deteriorate as winds make the slight transition to the south mid afternoon and evening, with heavier more sustained falls setting in across the region. Heavy rain and snow is likely about Central & Northen parts of the region overnight, with slightly lesser falls in South Canterbury.

Tuesday morning our wintry system of weather gradually moves North and winds switch to the nor-west for many areas late in the day. Please note, heavy snow and rain is may still linger until late morning on Tuesday for Central & Northern parts of the Region.

Later stages of the week look mostly fine with high pressure set to dominate.  We may see frosts for many areas during later stages of next week.

As we move into the weekend our temperatures out East start to increase with milder foehn winds across the Canterbury Plains & Coast.

Keep up to date with our live news feed for all the latest details and developments. We currently have a road snowfall warning in place and a heavy snow watch for the Canterbury High Country & Foothills.

( Please source town pages for specific details).

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

TODAY: A mostly cloudy start, with a few scattered showers across the region. Fresh SW winds in exposed areas. More persistent rain sets in late afternoon or evening as conditions deteriorate across the region. Heavy rain and snow for parts of Mid & North Canterbury at night. Snow lowering to very low levels 250-300m. Fresh SW winds in the morning turn direct southerly and become strong to gale force about Banks Peninsula & the Kaikoura Coast. Bitterly cold conditions setting in at night. H: 6-10 L: 1-4

Road snowfall warning in place and a warning for heavy snow about the Canterbury High Country & Foothills. 

TUESDAY: Wintry showers, with sleety falls to low levels early on. Snow about the foothills and High Country above 300m. Fresh SW winds ease through the afternoon and gradually turn milder nor-west. H: 10-13 L: 1-5

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