WHO’S GOING TO COME OUT ON TOP IN REGARDS TO SNOW?
Our colder south-westerly airflow is now in action with cloud developing and isolated showers now popping up across the region; more sustained in parts of South & North Canterbury.
For parts of South Canterbury and the Mackenzie Country we expect only a few showers and snow flurries at higher elevations; while parts of North Canterbury look most exposed where snow showers could lower to around 500-600m for a time on Friday.
We’re still looking at around 30-40cm of fresh snow for the Mt Lyford Ski field (1500m +), possibly 50cm with a bit of luck from tonight through to Saturday morning – isolated in nature from Friday night. We expect lighter accumulations elsewhere with Mt Hutt & Porters battling it out for 2nd place, perhaps 10-15cm it’s touch and go for our more central fields.
For many eastern areas, from around Leeston north to Kaikoura it’s set to be an extended period of wintry weather with frequent showers, strong cold southerlies and snow showers about the eastern hills and ranges above 800m. In terms of rainfall totals the Kaikoura District will come out on top with anywhere between 25-45mm possible in grand total.
Winds will also ‘pack a punch’ for Coastal Canterbury between Banks Peninsula and Kaikoura, where gale force southerlies are likely about the Kaikoura Coast.
Remember to source your town pages for specific details there will be contrast across the region for the remainder of the week.
- We currently have a road snowfall warning in place for Porters & Lewis Pass on Friday. While we don’t expect heavy snow on our alpine passes; snow showers may cause restrictions for a time. Read more via our member link Read More
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