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Issued at 5:16 pm on the 20th of January by Russell Voice

COOLER SOUTH-WEST CHANGE ON THURSDAY – SHOWERS FOR MOST (RISK OF HAIL & THUNDER)

Good evening. It’s been a mostly fine and windy day across the Canterbury Plains & Coast, while showers and snow has lingered about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters. Waimate grabbed top spot today, with a modest 21.6 degrees, while Arthur’s Pass Village has struggled, recording just 5.7 degrees; the full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

Showers and snow about higher elevations will continue for the remainder of our Wednesday about the Main Divide, while it will remain fine across the Canterbury Plains/Coast, with blustery nor-westerlies easing back this evening.

A cooler south-west changes moves north tomorrow morning, bringing a period of scattered showers and possible thunderstorms across the Canterbury Plains & Coast, before clearing at night.

Another active front moves north on Saturday about the Main Divide/Headwaters bringing an intense period of rain about the Main Divide and severe nor-westerly gales about the high country.

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

Waimate 21.5, Geraldine 21, Temuka 21, Timaru 20, Akaroa 20, Lyttelton 20, Kaikoura 20, Christchurch 20, Leeston 19, Amberley 19, Rangiora 19, Rolleston 19, Twizel 17, Omarama 17, Darfiled 17, Fairlie 17, Ashburton 18, Waiaua 16, Culverden 16, Mt Lyford Village 15, Methven 15, Oxford 15. Hanmer Springs 15, Castle Hill Village 13, Boyle River 11, Mt Cook Village 8, Arthur’s Pass Village 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Unsettled and disturbed cold west/nor-west winds continue today, bringing rain and snow to the Main Divide/Headwaters, before gradually easing overnight.

A south-west wind change brings some isolated showers during Thursday afternoon across the Canterbury Plains & Coast, with the chance of thunder and hail.

High pressure squeezes closer late Thursday, bringing a mostly fine end to the week for the Canterbury Plains & Coast.

Another fast moving front brings heavy rain to the Main Divide/Headwaters on Saturday, with nor-westerly gales for the high country and foothills.

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

THIS EVENING & OVERNIGHT.

Showers, occasionally heavy about the Main Divide/Headwaters, with snow above 1400m. Mainly fine east of the Interior, with sunny spells and high cloud. Nor-westerly winds, strong at times, easing back for most this evening.

 Overnight Lows: 2-7 degrees.

THURSDAY.

A mostly fine start. SW change with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms for the Plains & Coast from midday, easing late evening and clearing at night. Rain and snow eases back about the Main Divide/Headwaters. H: 17-21 L: 3-8

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