WELCOME SHOWERS FOR DRY PARTS OF CANTERBURY.

•Plan for a few showers on Saturday, but a brighter and more settled look to our Sunday.

A cooler southerly flow will develop on Saturday, with a period of  widespread scattered showers developing during the afternoon & evening.

We may even see a few isolated thunderstorms late afternoon or evening. As is always the case with any thunder ‘activity’ it’s likely to be brief & isolated in nature – tune into your town page tomorrow morning for all the latest information.

At this stage areas between Waimate and Christchurch stand a slightly higher chance and then a few ‘cells’ may just develop about the North Canterbury coast from mid afternoon.

We may also see a light dusting of snow about the higher eastern ranges; above 1700m, providing a novelty factor for later stages of February. Perhaps a light dusting about the tops of Mt Hutt. Something to keep an eye on Sunday morning.

Sunday will be the more settled day, with any early cloud quickly clearing. You’ll notice a cooler start to the day and temperatures will remain a little cooler than average; peaking around 18-21 degrees across the Canterbury Plains & Coast; warmer about the higher basins in the Mackenzie Country; with Twizel set to grab top honours with 24-25 degrees.

High pressure takes charge on Monday, with some fantastic late summery weather through until the end of February. While it will be fine and warm in the east, we have a couple of rain systems which will bring heavy falls later next week about the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters.

Keep up to date with our town pages for specific details regarding arrival of fronts and rainfall ‘numbers’ and our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for all the latest developments. We have more moderated weather content for Canterbury than Niwa & MetService combined.

•Map above – cooler southerly front moving north on Saturday. High pressure waiting in the Tasman. GFS

•Map above – High pressure in charge = sunny & settled; coastal NE winds. GFS

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