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It’s snowing in parts of Canterbury – Send us your reports!

We are getting reports from Canterbury Weather Updates that snow is falling to just a few hundred metres in Canterbury (about 150m lower than predicted yesterday).

We’ad had reports of heavy snow at Mt Hutt and we’ve just had a report of snow falling in Springfield.

If you have snow reports, please drop us a comment below (and let us know where you are!).

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Stay warm!


Lewis Pass

Images via Canterbury Weather Updates



guest on 8/10/2013 5:27am

do u think driving to chch to Kaikora will be fine tommorow

WW Forecast Team on 8/10/2013 5:54am

You should be ok. Check this site before you leave though:


Jc on 8/10/2013 4:43am

any chance of this system passing city of christchurch for some snow and is slim chance

WW Forecast Team on 8/10/2013 4:53am

Snow would seem unlikely for Christchurch, slim to no chance but weather forecasters have been wrong before right?  Logically looking at what information I have infront of me suggests no snow for Christchurch so that’s what I’ll say 🙂


Ben on 8/10/2013 4:33am

Yeah whats up with that both weatherwatch and metservice said snow to no lower than 300m and it was unlikely to settle. well its snowing and settling down at the harewood road bridge just east of oxford about 200m and sleeting here at 170m. Is the snow level likely to drop overnight?


WW Forecast Team on 8/10/2013 4:58am

Once this system has blown over and you look at the snow line chances are the snow level will be a bit higher even though some flurries may have made it to lower levels. The weather doesn’t follow what computers or I say but we do the best with the information infront of us. I’m nearly at 400m above sea level in Mid Canterbury and I have no snow settleing at all, cold with rain though. That’s the weather for you.

Latest overnight forecast gives you what our current thoughts are, as always with the weather there are anomalies and it won’t follow any forecast exactly.


Mumble on 8/10/2013 4:02am

Just rain at the moment in Kainga but the temp has dipped to 5… sigh. Snow would be a nice change!

Guest on 8/10/2013 3:52am

hey we are at the top of blue mountains hill, wellington about 300m above sea level, just wondering if this bad weather is going to come to wellington and if there is any chance of us getting snow.

WW Forecast Team on 8/10/2013 4:02am

G’day there

Snow doesn’t look likely for you. Tomorrow southerly winds will become strong in the morning however and may gust to gale force at times, winds ease later in the evening.


Guest on 8/10/2013 4:23am

was hopefully for a minute we might get to see the white stuff 🙂 Thanks

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