WEAK SOUTHERLY AIRFLOW ON FRIDAY – CLOUD & ISOLATED SHOWER RISK BY EVENING.
Good evening. It’s been another mostly fine day across the region, with sunny skies & variable high cloud cover.
A milder foehn affect pushed most eastern areas and towns into the mid-teens with Kaikoura grabbing top honours with a pleasant 16.4 degrees. Our cooler spots were near the Main Divide with Arthur’s Pass Village recording just 6 degrees and Mt Cook Village 7 degrees. Full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.
Closer to the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters our disturbed westerly flow will continue tonight with frequent showers, hail and snow above 900m. Source your town page for specific details.
If you’re heading over the alpine passes; check in with NZTA for the latest road information. Snow may affect Arthur’s & Lewis Pass tonight.
The remainder of the week will remain mostly dry; bar a weak southerly change tomorrow which may provide the odd shower.
•Keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ and town pages for all the latest details and developments.
YOUR OFFICIAL DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR THURSDAY.
Kaikoura 16, Culverden 15, Waiau 15, Christchurch 15, Amberley 15, Rangiora 15, Akaroa 15, Oxford 14, Mt Lyford Village 14, Waimate 13, Geraldine 13, Fairlie 13, Rakaia 13, Darfield 14, Hanmer Springs 14, Timaru 13, Twizel 12, Methven 12, Lake Tekapo 11, Castle Hill Village 9, Mt Cook Village 7, Arthur’s Pass Village 6.
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A disturbed westerly airflow will dominate the remainder of Thursday bringing more rain at various stages for the Main Divide, but dry conditions out east, before colder southwest winds and possibly a few showers and snow for the ranges on Friday.
Our weekend now looks mostly fine and milder by Sunday with nor-west winds.
While it will be dry out east we can expect rain and lowering snow levels on Sunday about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters.
Early & middle stages of next week look slightly more settled with high pressure, bar the occasional weak SW change and brief shower possibilities.
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.
Mostly fine out east across the Canterbury Plains & Coast with variable high cloud. Light northerlies. Mild conditions this evening. Frequent showers, occasionally heavy with snow above 900m about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters. Gusty to strong NW winds about the high country. Isolated areas of light frost by Friday morning. Overnight Lows: 1-6 degrees.
A fine start. Late morning, early afternoon southerly change with lower level cloud and isolated showers; more likely about the foothills around evening. Any shower activity falling as snow flurries to around 1100m. Cooler conditions. H: 11-13 L: 2-5
Source our town pages for 1-7 day forecasts for 27 towns across Canterbury – no computer-generated content and specific information for each town.