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Issued at 4:40 pm on the 22nd of September by Russell Voice

A MIXED THURSDAY – AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND LIGHT SHOWERS FOR PARTS OF THE REGION

Good evening. It’s been a day of contrast, with mostly cloudy skies, drizzle and light rain about northern parts of the region, while most central and southern areas enjoyed brighter overhead conditions. Twizel grabbed top spot, with 17.1 degrees – the full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

Areas of light rain and drizzle will be more widespread about North Canterbury this evening, while areas further south, remain mostly fine. Source your town page for specific details for the remainder of today, there will be contrast across the region.

This rather stagnant weather continues into Thursday, with mostly cloudy skies and isolated shower/drizzle risk during the morning.

Nor-westerlies build on Friday and become strong to gale force on Saturday, possibly severe about the Canterbury Plains & Coast, with spill over rain. Heavy and significant rainfall totals will also affect the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters. We now have a strong wind and heavy rain warning in place for Saturday, with full details; member link below.

Colder southerlies develop on Sunday, with showers and snow about the hills to fairly low levels and this may continue into Monday on current analysis. 

•Members – town pages will remain ‘fluid’ through the week, with constant changes; be sure to check in every evening for the latest information.

•Strong wind & heavy rain warning for Saturday – Read More

•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 WEDNESDAY –  brought to you by Power Plains

Twizel 17.1, Omarama 16, Ashburton 15, Burkes Pass Village 15, Lake Tekapo 15, Akaroa 15, Leeston 15, Geraldine 15, Rolleston 14, Timaru 14, Omihi 14, Mt Cook Village 14, Kaikoura 14, Christchurch 14, Waiau 14, Culverden 14, Waimate 14, Hanmer Springs 13, Gore Bay 13, Amberley 13, Rangiora 13, Cheviot 13, Oxford 13, Kaikoura 12, Castle Hill Village 11, Mt Lyford Village 11, Boyle River 11, Arthur’s Pass Village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A rather stagnant remainder of Wednesday and Thursday, with variable wind patterns and areas of cloud and shower risk.

A milder nor-westerly flow develops yet again on Friday, bringing showers about the Main Divide and mild conditions in the east.

On Saturday another active system moves onto the West Coast of the South Island bringing heavy rain to the Main Divide/Headwaters and strong to gale force nor-westerlies about the high country and foothills.

On Sunday, colder south-westerlies may bring squally showers, hail and snow about the hills and this may continue into Monday next week.

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 south of Rolleston, with sunny skies and high cloud, areas of cloud more widespread further north, with light showers and drizzle at times, especially north of Amberley. Light winds inland, fresh nor-easterlies, easing about the coast. Overnight Lows: 5-8 degrees.

THURSDAY

Areas of cloud and a few showers, mostly north of Christchurch. Light nor-easterlies about the coast, tending nor-westerly inland and everywhere by evening. Mild temperatures, especially inland. H: 16-20 L: 6-9.

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