The situation
Issued at 7:15 am on the 24th of March by Russell Voice

A MOSTLY FINE SUNDAY – WARMER TEMPERATURES (EARLY LOW CLOUD & FOG SET TO CLEAR.)

Good morning. Our stubborn ridge of high pressure will remain in charge until later today before we start to see changes in the west with high cloud increasing and warmer foehn winds reaching the Canterbury Foothills at night. Expect widespread areas of low cloud and fog to burn off this morning to mostly sunny skies with a light veil of high cloud this afternoon. 

Inland basins and populated areas near the Canterbury Foothills will push into the high twenties this afternoon and we may even see a few spots record 30 degrees. Closer to the coast it will be slightly cooler with onshore easterlies this afternoon. Source your town page for specific details.

Early next week a more active period of weather is now ‘locked in’ with heavy & sustained rain for western areas and strong NW winds. This will be a significant rain event for the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters. We currently have a full ‘Warning’ in place with unmatched details & content  via our member link Read More

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YOUR OFFICIAL DAILY ‘HIGHS’ FOR SUNDAY WILL BE ISSUED AT 6PM.

 

 

Photo – Christchurch Botantic Gardens this afternoon

The Situation will be updated and reviewed around 7am Sunday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our  prolonged period of stagnant & settled weather under high pressure will depart this evening.

The Tasman finally starts to wake up later today with warmer nor-west conditions and showers about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters later tonight.

Early and middle stages of next week look active and unsettled about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters with a number of systems from the Tasman. Heavy rain and strong nor-west winds look likely and we now have a warning in place with full details.

A ridge of high pressure moves in again on Thursday next week bringing a mostly fine and settled end to the 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 SUMMARY FOR CANTERBURY – PLEASE CHECK YOUR TOWN FORECAST FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION.

TODAY: A fine and warmer day across the region. Early low cloud and fog breaking to mostly fine conditions with variable high cloud by evening.  Light winds inland, nor-east freshens a tad about Coastal Canterbury. Cloud increasing and showers about the Main Divide at night with stronger nor-west winds developing. H: 25-28 L:13-15

MONDAY: Rain with heavy falls about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters. Spill – over showers like in the Mackenzie Country. Dry elsewhere with mostly sunny skies and variable high cloud. Strong NW winds about the Canterbury High Country & Foothills. Mild northerlies about the coast. H: 24-28 L: 12-15

TUESDAY: Heavy rain and thunderstorms about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters.  Gale force NW winds about the High Country. Spill-over showers reaching the foothills in parts of the region. Mainly fine and mild out east with extensive high cloud and sunny spells. A period of rain moving north into South Canterbury from midday then further north through the afternoon; risk of some brief heavier rain especially about the South & Mid Canterbury Foothills.. H:23-27 L:12-14

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