Please note – we’ve see slight changes to our long range Labour Day forecast; with an increase in rain potential on Monday.  Source our town pages for the latest information. 21/10/2019.


•Issued 6:00am Friday morning – 18/10/2019

Yes, the questions are coming in for the all-important long weekend. So, what’s in store?

Next week overall is looking very cool, with an extended southwesterly airflow, with associated cloud, showers and even snow about the higher hills and ranges.

We may even be looking at some impressive thunderstorms and rather volatile conditions for a time on Tuesday afternoon. Source your town page for specific details.

Conditions slowly start to improve and warm up on Friday afternoon as south-westerlies make the transition to the nor-east about Coastal Canterbury & the Plains.

Over the weekend it’s looking relatively fine and mild across the Canterbury Plains & Coast with variable high cloud cover and pleasant temperatures.  An active system in the Tasman will bring heavy rain to the Main Divide & Canterbury Headwaters and strong to gale force NW winds about the ranges & high country.

Please note we’re still 8 days out and can expect slight changes. Remember to keep up to date with our ‘Live Weather Feed’ for ongoing coverage and our town pages, which provide the only moderated long-range content available for Canterbury. Take extreme care sourcing computer generated content which hasn’t bee moderated.



Sunny skies with variable high cloud at times. Light northerlies about the coast and nor-west winds developing about the high country; gale at night. Pleasant conditions and mild temperatures across the Canterbury Plains & Coast. H: 18-21 L: 8-10.


Mainly fine for the Canterbury Plains & Coast with variable high cloud becoming extensive through the afternoon. Chance of a few spits of rain from midday. Northerlies about the coast tending gusty to strong about inland parts of the Canterbury Plains. Heavy rain developing about the Canterbury Headwaters, with nor-west gales. Snow  falling at higher elevations near the Main Divide above 1600m. Mild conditions for eastern areas. H: 18-20 L: 8-11


Variable high cloud with sunny skies and nor-west conditions for the Plains & Coast. Mild conditions. Rain and higher level snow continues about the Main Divide & Headwaters. Strong NW winds about the high country. H: 17-20 L: 7-10.

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GFS representation of Saturday. East will be best.


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