We start the week with a low bringing some rain to western regions of New Zealand today, then a break in the weather and mainly settled conditions on Tuesday as a ridge of high pressure moves in. Wednesday marks the start of a cold outbreak over the South Island which may bring heavy snow to the Canterbury and Otago high country.
Blue – Rain with heavy falls and thunderstorms possible late afternoon / evening about some western parts of the country.
Purple – A southwest wind change later in the evening may bring strong winds to a few upper North Island areas, especially western coastal fringes.
White – A frosty start for many South Island regions, especially inland, where parts of inland South Canterbury and inland Otago could dip down to -4, even -8 degrees Celsius in some isolated spots.
Blue – Rain spreads over the South Island from the west in the morning, becoming heavy at times for many by midday, easing in the evening on the West Coast and some eastern regions overnight. Rain for western regions of the North Island, becoming heavy for a time in the evening and overnight also.
White – Heavy snow likely in the high country above 700m from morning about North Canterbury. Mid Canterbury southwards sees heavy snow to 600m, perhaps 500m, then easing a little in the evening.
– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz
on 1/08/2016 10:54am
Any chance of snow for Christchurch City andP surrounds?would help our moisture levels a bit of snow slowly melting.
on 1/08/2016 3:12pm
Please check our Christchurch page which we update and forecast for by forecasters here at WeatherWatch. Also check items like this as they come out in the coming days each morning.
But yes, a chance is there perhaps 😀
– WW Team