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Issued at 6:59 pm on the 27th of September by Russell Voice

SNOW, GALES & THUNDERSTORMS TO START THE NEW WEEK.

Good evening. It’s been a wild day across most of Canterbury, with severe gales, spill over rain and isolated storms. Kaikoura grabbed top spot, with a mild 21.5 degrees; the full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

Showers will turn to snow about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters this evening, with heavy and sustained falls likely, this will continue through Monday and possibly into Tuesday affecting the Arthur’s & Lewis Pass. We can expect road closures, possibly for an extended period of time. Heavier snowfalls are likely about Mt Cook & Arthur’s Pass Village, with snow setting in this evening.

Wintry showers, hail and thunderstorms with snow will affect many areas on Monday & Tuesday, as our wintry and disturbed south-west flow lingers, before high pressure brings settled weather from Wednesday onwards.

On Tuesday air will be bitterly cold, with any moisture falling as snow flurries to low levels 200-300m; there is the risk of snow flurries to sea level, risk has lowered slightly today.

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YOUR DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR SUNDAY AT –  brought to you by Power Plains.

Kaikoura 21.5, Ashburton 21, Christchurch 20, Lyttelton 20, Akaroa 20, Cheviot 19, Geraldine 19, Amberley 19, Rangiora 19, Rolleston 18, Waiau 18, Hanmer Springs 16, Culverden 17, Leeston 18, Rakaia 19, Methven 17, Springfield 17, Waimate 17, Oxford 18, Mt Lyford Village 16, Fairlie 16, Twizel 15, Castle Hill Village 14, Arthur’s Pass Village 10, Lake Ohau 10, Mt Cook Village 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Early next week our colder south-westerly flow looks set to linger, confining our temperatures to (8-12 degrees) even colder about our alpine villages, with wintry showers and snow to low levels. Tuesday we may see a brief surge of wintry air and snow flurries to near sea level.

Middle and later stages of next week look more settled under high pressure.

Temperatures warm up later next week, as winds switch to the nor-west.

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

THIS EVENING & OVERNIGHT.

Snow setting in about the Main Divide/Headwaters, a few snow showers reaching the eastern ranges at times, more widespread in parts of the Mackenzie Country overnight. Strong cold westerlies, gale about the ranges. Mainly fine east of the foothills, with sunny spells, risk of a shower at times. Westerlies, blustery at times. Road snowfall warning in place. Overnight Lows: 0-5 degrees.

MONDAY.

Snow about the Main Divide and Headwaters to all levels. West to south-west gales. Mainly fine in the east early on, with high cloud, spill over shower risk and nor-westerly gales. SW change around middle stages of the day, with a few heavy showers, chance of hail and thunder. Snow to around 400-500m for a time about the hills. Easing back in the evening. H: 11-15 L: -2, 5

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