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Weather Forecast for Christchurch

Mostly sunny. Strong to gale Nor'West winds. Winds may flick to the southwest late afternoon for a time.

Now

8°
Christchurch
Observed at 10:14am from:
Riccarton (ICHRIS147)
Rain (today)WindHumidexHumidityPressure
0.25mmS 0km/h7°72%990.62hPa

Today

14°
Christchurch
Morning sun then afternoon showers as strengthening NW winds change strong SW, winds may rise to gale force for a time just before and after the SW change.
Rain (chance)Rain (amount)WindUV IndexSunriseSunset
60%1.1mmNW 40km/h3 (Moderate)6:07pm6:32am

Tonight

1°
Christchurch
Partly cloudy, may be a shower. Westerlies.
Rain (chance)Rain (amount)WindMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
30%traceW 25km/h2:38am4:46pmWaxing Gibbous

Next 24 Hours in Christchurch

Next 9 Days in Christchurch

Mon 28 Sep
Mon 28 Sep
11°
Day
-2°
Night
Partly cloudy, chance of a shower from afternoon. Showers likely from afternoon on Banks Peninsula with hail and snow flurries to low levels. SW winds strengthen rising to gale about the coast.
SW
40km/h
35%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy, chance of a shower from afternoon. Showers likely from afternoon on Banks Peninsula with hail and snow flurries to low levels. SW winds strengthen rising to gale about the coast.
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Tue 29 Sep
Tue 29 Sep
12°
Day
-2°
Night
Mostly sunny, Sou'West winds gradually ease dying out in the evening.
SW
20km/h
0%
chance
of rain

trace
Mostly sunny, Sou'West winds gradually ease dying out in the evening.
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Wed 30 Sep
Wed 30 Sep
14°
Day
2°
Night
Sunny, afternoon Northeasterlies.
NE
17km/h
0%
chance
of rain

trace
Sunny, afternoon Northeasterlies.
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Thu 1 Oct
Thu 1 Oct
20°
Day
10°
Night
Mostly sunny with developing high cloud, NNW winds.
NNW
20km/h
0%
chance
of rain

trace
Mostly sunny with developing high cloud, NNW winds.
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Fri 2 Oct
Fri 2 Oct
22°
Day
12°
Night
Morning high cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, breezy NW winds then easing.
NW
25km/h
0%
chance
of rain

trace
Morning high cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, breezy NW winds then easing.
View hourly forecast
Sat 3 Oct
Sat 3 Oct
18°
Day
8°
Night
Partly cloudy.
NW
22km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy.
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Sun 4 Oct
Sun 4 Oct
14°
Day
8°
Night
Partly cloudy.
NE
17km/h
20%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy.
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Mon 5 Oct
Mon 5 Oct
16°
Day
9°
Night
Mostly cloudy.
NNW
18km/h
20%
chance
of rain

trace
Mostly cloudy.
View hourly forecast
Tue 6 Oct
Tue 6 Oct
13°
Day
7°
Night
Morning showers.
SSW
18km/h
40%
chance
of rain

0.6mm
Morning showers.
View hourly forecast

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Nick on 27/09/2020 3:35am

How much snow is invercargill getting? Because other forecasts are saying 10cms and comparing this storm to the September 2010 one?!

WW Forecast Team on 27/09/2020 3:04am

Hi Nick, the problem with being accurate in totals is that this event is a mixture of rain and snow, it’s right on the borderline at sea level but it may well start to accumulate So it’s hard to lock in totals, but 10cms is possible inland but if rain is in the mix then that will alter totals. Take a look here for more details: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/3-day-snowfall-maps-with-heavy-snow-in-the-south-some-flurries-to-sea-level-4-maps
Cheers
WW

Janne on 26/09/2020 11:10am

Hi. Will Dunedin be receiving any settles snow or just snow showers?

WW Forecast Team on 26/09/2020 6:27pm

Hi there, there is a chance of snow settling in Dunedin for a time, main risk looks to be from Monday night to Tuesday night.
Keep an eye on our forecast plus http://www.RuralWeather.co.nz covers every suburb in Dunedin too.
Cheers
WW

Freddy on 25/09/2020 9:08pm

Any update on the snow. Sorry if I’m bothering you. Thanks

WW Forecast Team on 25/09/2020 11:51pm

Hi Freddy, check out http://www.RuralWeather.co.nz and find your location. If snow is coming the icon should let you know. Also check out our latest story at WeatherWatch.
Cheers
WW

Freddy on 25/09/2020 7:38am

How much snow are we expecting in invercargill? Some stations saying 10cm + while others saying just a dusting. Looks like the storm lasts for 2 days so we should get a bit wouldn’t you think? Thanks

WW Forecast Team on 25/09/2020 11:52pm

Should be a dusting of snow in Invers, but hard to know just how much at this stage. Tuesday looks to be the coldest day.
Cheers
WW

Lee on 25/09/2020 5:40am

Hi there. Can you advise me please. I have to travel over the Kaimais from Tauranga to Hamilton Saturday about 10am and then return on Sunday at approx the same time. My car is a Honda Civic which seems to get ‘buffeted’ by wind. Is it going to be pretty darn windy over the Kaimais do you think on either Sat mid morn or Sun mid morn? Thanks very much. Lee

WW Forecast Team on 25/09/2020 6:10am

Hi Lee

Saturday mid morning no worries, just a light to moderate northerly. Sunday mid morning however winds are going to be quite strong from the north / northwest around that time. Late morning or around midday winds start to back off though as winds tend more WNW, still gusty at times but should ease a touch further into the afternoon. Dry weather on Saturday, very wet on Sunday morning then easing to showers from afternoon.

Hope that helps!

WW

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