10 Day Forecast

Canterbury High Country Regional Forecast

Thursday 25 APRIL

wind

Often cloudy, with spill over rain about; clearing by evening. Heavy rain about the Main Divide/Headwaters, with snow above 1500m, easing this evening, but redeveloping tonight. Strong to gale force NW winds, severe at higher elevations - easing back in the evening.

Wind at 1000 Metres

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70-90km/hr nor-westerlies, easing by evening.

Wind at 2000 Metres

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90-120km nor-westerlies, easing by evening.

Free Air Freezing Level

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Around 3000m in the east, lowering to 2300m about the Main Divide and around 1800m everywhere in the evening.

Key Considerations & Hazard Advice

Key Considerations and Hazard Advice

Avoid all recreational activities about the Canterbury High Country. CWU wind warning in place until 6pm.

Updated: 3:01 pm Thu, 25 Apr 24

Friday 26 APRIL

partly-sunny

Mostly fine in the east. Sunny skies, with a few cloudy periods. Cloudy, with showers about the Main Divide/Headwaters, with snow to 1000m before midday. Clearing at night, with frosts developing overnight. Strong cooler west/nor-westerlies easing back.

Wind at 1000 Metres

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50-70km/hr nor-westerlies easing in the afternoon.

Wind at 2000 Metres

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70-100km/hr nor-westerlies, easing in the afternoon.

Free Air Freezing Level

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Around 1700m

Key Considerations & Hazard Advice

Key Considerations and Hazard Advice

N/A

Updated: 3:01 pm Thu, 25 Apr 24

Saturday 27 APRIL

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Morning frosts. Mostly sunny skies through the day. West/nor-westerlies, generally light.

Wind at 1000 Metres

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10-20km/hr nor-westerlies.

Wind at 2000 Metres

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20-30km/hr nor-westerlies.

Free Air Freezing Level

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1600m, rising to 2700m

Key Considerations & Hazard Advice

Key Considerations and Hazard Advice

N/A

Updated: 3:01 pm Thu, 25 Apr 24

Sunday 28 APRIL

sun

Sunny skies, with light winds. High pressure.

Wind at 1000 Metres

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0-10km/hr variable winds.

Wind at 2000 Metres

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0-10km/hr variable winds.

Free Air Freezing Level

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Around 2900m

Key Considerations & Hazard Advice

Key Considerations and Hazard Advice

N/A

Updated: 3:01 pm Thu, 25 Apr 24

Monday 29 APRIL

sun

A fine day. Sunny skies, with light winds. High pressure.

Wind at 1000 Metres

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0-10km/hr light variable winds.

Wind at 2000 Metres

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0-10km/hr light variable winds.

Free Air Freezing Level

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Around 3000m

Key Considerations & Hazard Advice

Key Considerations and Hazard Advice

N/A

Updated: 3:01 pm Thu, 25 Apr 24

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