Weather Forecast for Christchurch


Summary of Christchurch

Cloudy areas and some brief sun. East to Nor'East winds.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now in Christchurch

13°c

Observed at 6:00pm from:
Riccarton (ICHRIS33)

Rain (today)-mm
WindSE 4km/h
Humidex (Beta)13°c
Humidity69%
Pressure1016.59hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight in Christchurch

8°c
The odd drizzle patch moves back in, ENE winds.
Rain (chance)40%
WindENE 20km/h
Moonrise8:00pm
Moonset7:06am
Moon PhaseFull

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tomorrow in Christchurch

13°c
Patchy drizzle, dry areas becoming more frequent from afternoon. Easterly winds.
Rain (chance)40%
WindENE 25km/h
UV Index3 (Moderate)
Sunrise6:39am
Sunset7:52pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Christchurch

Tue 15 Oct
13°c
6°c
Patchy drizzle, dry areas becoming more frequent from afternoon. Easterly winds.
ENE
25km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 16 Oct
15°c
7°c
A mix of sun and cloud, a few overnight showers as ENE winds change SW.
ENE
15km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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9%
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6km/hr
SW
4km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 17 Oct
14°c
9°c
Cloudy areas, Southerlies tend East to Nor'East in the afternoon.
ENE
20km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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8%
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5km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 18 Oct
19°c
11°c
Morning scattered rain then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, breezy Nor'East winds.
NNE
25km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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15km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 19 Oct
20°c
9°c
Sunny, Nor'West winds.
NW
20km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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9%
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3%
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of rain
3%
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4%
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of rain
4%
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4%
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 20 Oct
19°c
10°c
Partly cloudy.
NNW
26km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
0%
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0%
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0%
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0%
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0%
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0%
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0%
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21km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 21 Oct
16°c
7°c
Generally clear.
NW
22km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
10%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
12%
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
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of rain
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15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 22 Oct
15°c
6°c
Partly cloudy.
W
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
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of rain
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5%
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of rain
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of rain
10%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
NW
15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 23 Oct
16°c
7°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
16km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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43%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question and the very kind feedback (much appreciated!). There is a small but very active cold front out in the Tasman Sea, mainly in the lower half. The detectors in NZ aren't professional (as MetService won't share the tax owned tracker) so sometimes when lightning is well offshore our detectors here pick it up but can't quite place it. Just had a look at the global lightning tracker, which our friends at Weatherzone in Sydney use, and this confirms these storms.

- Cheers, Phil

Snow

Thoughts on Ohau (field) receiving any snow this week?

Hi there, there may be some

Hi there, there may be some on Sunday and Monday otherwise it's mostly dry. Looks like they have a 40cm base at the moment which isn't too bad.

Cheers

WW

August

Hi there, in any given 'normal' conditions, what trends would we expect in August in the upper North Island?

Hi there, we'd be normally

Hi there, we'd be normally expecting westerlies, showers and possibly a polar southerly at some point with temperatures by day a few degrees lower and temps at night about where they are. Maybe a remaining frost or two too. This year, however, we see the late July pattern continuing on into August which suggests milder weather - at least to begin with.

Kind regards
-WW

Mt Hutt

Going to south island and considering skiing at Mt Hutt while there. Any idea about the weather conditions for skiing between Thursday and Monday. Mt Hutt website shows lower temps than when I search "Mt Hutt" on this website. For some reason, if I search "Mt Hutt Ski" I get the forecast for Rakaia, which appears to be close to the coast!

G'day there Conditions are

G'day there

Conditions are looking quite good, mainly sunny. On Sunday expect thickening high cloud then Monday looks a little wet, but in Mt Hutt's case this will probably turn to some snow which isn't bad. It's not much, perhaps an extra 5 to 10cm of snow at most but Mt Hutt will need it as it hasn't been a spectacular season for snow so far. The last lot of wet weather we had in Canterbury provided a much needed boost re snow up there and hopefully that will see your trip out ok.

Winds are looking light even up high on the mountain top so that's good.

Not sure re the website query. Is this the page you get?

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Mount%2520Hutt%2C%2520Rakaia

Even though it says Mount Hutt, Rakaia.... it will more then likely be for the Mount Hutt Ski area looking at those forecasted temperatures, high's of only 0 to 4 degrees and overnight lows all in the negatives.

Good luck for your trip!

Cheers
Aaron

Yes, that's the page I got

Yes, that's the page I got when I put in Mt Hutt Ski. Thanks for the quick and helpful reply. I have packed our skis and snowboard and we will be heading there tomorrow! Will most likely ski/board on Thursday and Friday, but have the option of Sunday and Monday too. Great website and video forecasts.

Long range forecast for August

Hi there Would you at WW have a rough idea what the month of August might look like for Dunedin? More like winter or the same mild temps? You all are the weather people of choice for me. No drama, scare tactics, or show pony performances like the Government's co-horts Thank you for you Jess

Hi there Jess, wow what a

Hi there Jess, wow what a lovely message to get, thank you :)   At this stage we're not seeing a major wintry change for Dunedin.  In fact the theme of mild weather looks likely to continue on into August with high pressure kicking the month off (at this stage). We see no major change in July's weather pattern which means drier than average and milder for Dunedin. Of course August can be a very chaotic month and so a winter storm is always on the cards, but right now we see no significant change in sight to this current weather pattern. Really appreciate your support for our free public service :)

Cheers
Phil D

Hey there

Hey is there any Cold fronts on there way for south island like Christchurch etc?

Hi there Perhaps not till

Hi there

Perhaps not till late July or early August, even then there's nothing that drastic looking in the pipeline for around then. Is looking quite settled.

Cheers
Aaron

Barometric pressure reading influenced by altitude?

Flick from Queenstown 310 m asl, to Dunedin (sea level?) on a given day Pressure (Q) is 1012 hpa and (D) is 1008 hpa I expected to see Queenstown lower due to its higher elevation; about 1 hpa per 8 metre; I wonder if Queenstown ever has 1012 hpa barometric pressure, as reported on this site? Graham

Hi Graham I would have

Hi Graham

I would have expected Queenstown to be lower in pressure also most of the time, perhaps a particular station you were looking at may not be calibrated correctly?

Then again from memory stations higher up in elevation should be calibrated to act as if they were at sea level so there could well have been a sea level reading difference of 4 hpa between Dunedin and Queenstown on that particular day.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

Barometric pressure reading influenced by altitude?

Hi Aaron A very helpful answer; many thanks, I was not aware of a convention for non sea level stations reporting with a local height correction factor. It makes good sense. I've seen barometers in mountaineer huts; if you can't tell whether the reading is high or low for the station, you can still see whether the glass is rising or falling, which has its uses. cheers Graham

light

How many minutes of light have we gained since the shortest day .

Hi thereSunset for

Hi there

Sunset for Wellington NZ on the 22nd June 2019 was 4.59pm, this is the date for NZ's shortest day.

Sunset for Wellington NZ on the 22nd July 2019 is 5:16pm.

So we will have gained an extra 17 minutes of light at sunset today since NZ's shortest day! :)

Cheers
Aaron

auckland thunder

I heard some thunder here in auckland today. which was unexpectedly? will there be more?

Hi there, a couple of

Hi there, a couple of isolated thunderstorms in the upper North Island this afternoon as the mild sub-tropical northerly turned cooler westerly. It will be cooler tonight and into the weekend so thunderstorms are less likely although some more heavy downpours are possible.

Cheers
WW

Is it

Is it gonna be pretty dry atleast for christchurch in the city for wednesday, and is it possible it will clear up thankyou

Hi there, not sure if you

Hi there, not sure if you mean today or next Wednesday. Today's rain is moving in now and the afternoon looks wet. Next Wednesday looks much better. The rain today clears away this evening.

Cheers

WW

Will it

Will it be sunny tomorrow for christchurch on 18th july, and how bad will it rain because ill be walking in the city and im just confused Thankyou

Hi there Thursday looks to be

Hi there

Thursday looks to be a dry day for Christchurch :)

Cheers
Aaron

Last night Auckland

Hi last night the warning for Auckland was strong winds gusting 90km with possible thunderstorms but nothing really happened thankyou

Hi there, yes MetService

Hi there, yes MetService provides warnings which taxpayers fund. WW completely ignores these warnings due to the failure rate of accuracy and was why Civil Defence in Auckland hired our services for several years to reduce their false alarms. Sadly, we're back to the original problem of near continuous false alarms with absolutely no accountability.

Cheers

Phil D

auckland rain

will the rain be thundery tommorow cause metservice has put a moderate risk

Hi there Please see a

Hi there

Please see a responce we made to a question just below, this covers Auckland also. Actual lightning / thunder is probably a touch lower risk wise in our estimation.

WW

ok thanks

thanks. Im sorry if that bothered you but i see that westerly is making the air unstable

It's ok, just thought our

It's ok, just thought our responce to a question below would help :)

Tuesday

Is tomorrow gonna be thundery?

Hi there If you could let us

Hi there

If you could let us know your location that would help in letting us find out what you need to know.

I'm assuming you are talking about for the western North Island, after a period of heavy morning rain afternoon showers could be briefly heavy / thundery with hail then overnight western parts of the North Island get another band of heavy showers with possible thunder / hail, especially Taranaki.

Cheers
Aaron

tonight

Is tonight gonna be thundery showers. will the showers be heavy?

Showers pushing through at

Showers pushing through at times tonight may be briefly heavy, thunder looks to be a low chance of happening.

WW

Thunderstorms

Hi I want to know how severe are the thunderstorms for Auckland on Sunday

G'day there, a period of

G'day there, a period of heavy rain around midday may bring some thunder but late afternoon / evening the chance of thunder increases a touch. Any thunderstorms later in the day will likely have hail and short / sharp squally showers. Typical NZ thunderstorms really for winter / the western side of NZ.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

tornado

Hi I just watched footage on nz herald of the new Plymouth tornado yesterday. you could see it even though it was in a distance. you could still see it. will there be more tornadoes. in the upcoming days?

Hi there, the weather we have

Hi there, the weather we have at the moment is a little spring-like, which means we'll see warm and colder air collide and that can lead to isolated thunderstorms and even isolated tornadoes. But they are VERY isolated along NZ's entire western coastline so not a high risk of concern but some low risk for a repeat performance (but more than likely will happen at sea or over a remote part of NZ). 

Cheers
WW

Thanks

thanks alot. taranaki is new zealands own tornado alley inst it?

No worries and yes Taranaki

No worries and yes Taranaki is a bit! Also so is the West Coast however being so large and remote we don't hear about most of the ones that hit there.

Cheers :)
WW

is auckland expecting thunder

are we going to get thunder anytime soon? im waiting for another storm.

Hi thereCheck out our

Hi there

Check out our Auckland forecast, it's just been updated and shows a few chances coming up, Friday and Sunday at this stage :)

Cheers
Aaron

Hi

Hey there apparently there is a chance of a cold snap middle stages of july possible snow to low levels?.

Hi there, yes there is the

Hi there, yes there is the chance of a cold snap early next week, short lived and mostly in the southern half of the South Island. We're actually right now putting a story together about it so look in our news feed before noon :)

Cheers

WW

Smog

I don't think you guys do, but would you guys consider adding when there's the potential for smog, to your winter forecasts (for say evening and morning walkers/runners etc). In Glen Eden looking southwest towards the Waitakeres, there is already some smog forming just before sunset (I'm guessing because there is virtually no wind, the smoke from everyones chimneys is just sitting there) and the smell is quite strong. You guys do an amazing job, Keep up the good work!

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the supportive message and for the idea! Yes noticed that smog yesterday - the precursor to the fog we have this morning. We have actually built a fog forecaster we are trialling and in theory it could have smog attached to it. The issue in NZ is that the Government really loves to limit how much data is out there (unlike ALL other first world nations) - so because the Government makes NIWA and MetService agencies heavily commercial it means WW can't access tax funded/owned data to make products like this. So WW not only has to pay the Govt taxes for data we then cannot use, but we also have to heavily pay for data offshore just to be able to run our company!  So it's a little complicated but we are getting there - we hope to have a fog (and maybe someday smog) forecasters out in the near future though :)

Cheers!
-WW

Rain records

Hi How do I find out what the rainfall level was on a particular day

Hi there, unfortunately we

Hi there, unfortunately we cannot freely share tax funded data due to MetService and NIWA's own commercial priorities - we get legal threats from these Government Agencies if we try to share tax funded data. So you'll need to contact either of them directly. NZ is the only country in the world to operate this way, hugely limiting how we can help with simple requests like this. 

Kind regards
WW

Winter

Where is winter.. it’s kinda scary how warm this winter has been. Really havnt felt the cold at all this year in Auckland..This surely can’t be normal or a good thing..

Hi there, very good question.

Hi there, very good question. The daytime highs are especially above normal and we have even warmer than normal weather coming in the weeks ahead. In Auckland many people notice spring conditions in early August so there isn't much time left for winter to 'do its thing'. In saying that, it was mid August 2011 when we had a nationwide Antarctic blast that brought snow into Auckland and Northland - so we can never rule out a major blast, but as for daily conditions winter is definitely spluttering this year here.

Cheers
Phil D

I’ve still got tomato plants

I’ve still got tomato plants in the garden in perfect health..Hasn’t been cold enough to kill them even