The situation
Issued at 5:33 pm on the 16th of May by Russell Voice

A FINE START TO THE WEEK FOR THE PLAINS & COAST. RAIN & SNOW DEVELOPS ABOUT THE DIVIDE.

Good evening. High cloud has been extensive for most today, with rain confined to the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters, falling as snow above 1500m. Temperatures remained on the cool side, with extensive high cloud cover for most; Omihi in North Canterbury grabbed top spot, with a modest 16.2 degrees. The full list of the daily ‘highs’ below.

This evening will remain mostly fine for most, with sunny skies an high cloud. We may see a few light showers possibly north of around Mt Oxford, mostly about the foothills. A few spots may record light totals.

A colder disturbed south-westerly flow brings rain and snow to fairly low levels about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters early next week, but mostly fine and dry conditions in the east. We may issue a road snowfall warning for Arthur’s & Lewis Pass over the next 24 hours for Tuesday.

Late next week, early the following week, we’re watching another possibly cold snap, with widespread showers and snow to low levels. 

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 SUNDAY –  brought to you by Power Plains.

Omihi 16.2, Culverden 16, Kaikoura 16, Hawarden 15, Waiau 15, Methven 15, Timaru 14, Cheviot 15, Rolleston 15, Mt Lyford Village 14, Akaroa 14, Rangiora 16, Amberley 16, Lake Tekapo 14, Geraldine 14, Gore Bay 15, Waimate 14, Omarama 14, Leeston 14, Ashburton 13, Twizel 13, Oxford 15, Springfield 14, Darfield 14 Christchurch 14, Castle Hill Village 12, Arthur’s Pass Village 7, Mt Cook Village 7, Arthur’s Pass summit 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next week has a slightly unsettled look, with a number of fronts and systems; at this stage it may remain mostly dry in the east, but wet & cold about the Main Divide & Headwaters, with rain and snow to fairly low levels.

A colder southerly will bring a period of rain on Friday to eastern areas and brief snow about the ranges.

Late next week, or early the following week a colder southerly may bring rain and snow to low levels in the east.

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.

High cloud, with sunny skies. A few spill over showers possible north of Mt Oxford this evening, easing tonight. Light winds about the coast and plains. Rain, with snow easing about the Main Divide/Headwaters this evening. Strong NW winds easing.

Overnight Lows: 1-5 degrees.

MONDAY.

Mostly fine. Sunny skies, with high cloud developing in the south and west. Rain setting in about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters, falling as snow above 1500m. Strong to gale force NW winds developing about the high country. Lighter northerlies and nor-westerlies about the coast and plains. H: 14-17 L: 2-5

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