Weather Forecast for Christchurch


Summary of Christchurch

Sunny areas and some high cloud, breezy East to Nor'East winds.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now in Christchurch

18°c

Observed at 10:30am from:
Riccarton (ICHRIS60)

Rain (today)0mm
WindS 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)18°c
Humidity54%
Pressure1018.83hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Christchurch

19°c
Sunny areas and some high cloud, breezy East to Nor'East winds.
Rain (chance)0%
WindENE 25km/h
UV Index7 (High)
Sunrise5:41am
Sunset9:02pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight in Christchurch

11°c
Mainly clear skies, ENE winds ease later.
Rain (chance)0%
WindENE 20km/h
Moonrise6:46pm
Moonset4:27am
Moon PhaseWaxing Gibbous

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Next 24 Hours in Christchurch

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Christchurch

Wed 11 Dec
23°c
11°c
A mix of sun and cloud, light winds tend to the South around midday then East during the afternoon.
SE
15km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 12 Dec
20°c
12°c
Mostly sunny, fresh afternoon East to Nor'East winds.
ENE
35km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 13 Dec
26°c
13°c
Sunny areas and some high cloud, evening Sou'West winds bring a few showers.
NNW
15km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 14 Dec
20°c
12°c
Risk of a morning shower then sunny spells develop, Southerlies tend Nor'East in the evening.
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35%
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of rain
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of rain
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5%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
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8%
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12km/hr
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11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 15 Dec
22°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
N
20km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
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10km/hr
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14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 16 Dec
21°c
12°c
Mostly cloudy.
NNW
20km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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4%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
37%
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of rain
38%
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14km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 17 Dec
15°c
9°c
Showers.
SSW
18km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
WSW
17km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
WSW
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 18 Dec
18°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
NNE
18km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
W
9km/hr
W
9km/hr
W
9km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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16km/hr
NNE
15km/hr
NNE
14km/hr
N
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 19 Dec
18°c
10°c
Showers.
NW
18km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
NNE
12km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
SSW
18km/hr
SSW
18km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Thanks for the prompt reply

Thanks for the prompt reply but what?!?!?!?!?!!
Are you telling me we are not going to get a break from this crappy weather for forever?

Cheers

Depends where you live but if

Depends where you live but if in Auckland spring is usually the windiest and most showery season of the entire year.

As we head towards spring the

As we head towards spring the weather systems speed up and we also get some big highs - so fingers crossed the next 7 to 10 days are the last of this wet stuff!

WW

Weekends Weather

When the latest video coming on??

Out now on the front page

Out now on the front page :)

Cheers Aaron

Northand tomorrow

What time is the trough expected to cross Kerikeri tomorrow? I am meant to be flying a light aircraft between there and Whangarei and am looking to beat the storm. Cheers

Most of the forecasting we do

Most of the forecasting we do here at WeatherWatch involves the situation at the surface, for planes (i.e. higher up in the atmosphere) you would be recommended to view official aviation forecasts via the metflight service for TAF's and ARFOR's.

In general terms a trough has already passed over early this morning in the area you mention and another weaker one is due around midday.

Showers are likely to affect Northland for much of today clearing in the evening. 20 knot westerlies early this morning tending southwesterly 20 knots by midday easing to 10 to 15 knot winds this evening, mind you that's at the surface so add another 5 to 10 knots to that where I would imagine you would be flying and your gusting speeds will be 5 to 10 knots above that yet again.

I don't know the abilities of your aircraft and what you can handle in terms of the weather but more then likely I would say it's not the best day to be flying light aircraft up there. Friday morning would be a better bet.

Cheers
Aaron - WW

time of forecast

Hi, I'm looking at your forecast for Auckland, but can't see when it was last updated, so don't know whether it's a recent forecast or from say 12 hours ago. Given how changeable Auckland's weather can be, It would be good if you could add a note to your forecasts identifying when they were last updated (or, if it's already there somewhere, make it a bit more obvious, like on the metservice website).
cheers

Hi there, our forecasts are

Hi there, our forecasts are updated constantly throughout the day.  For example we don't like having a forecast saying "Rain clearing tonight" when the rain has already cleared.  Or "Frosty and sunny" in a 'today forecast' at 11am.

For "Today's" weather we update most hours across the 24 hour day - sometimes a few times an hour if we're tracking a particular shower/band of rain (we might mention it's in Henderson, then the next update 20 mins later may say it's over Albany etc).  We are the only forecaster who does this type of micro-forecasting in our public forecasts.

We update Day 2 a few times a day and Days 3+ are updated around twice a day (as new international data only comes in a couple times a day).

We're trying to keep our site as simplistic as possible so have no plans to add timestamps for forecasts but as you can see the current forecast is being continuously monitored and updated.

Cheers
Phil

Hi just a Question for Saturday the 11th of august

Were having a Bbq For our sons birthday this saturday and Im thinking to change my mind, cause I see itll be raining, So my question is Will it Rain alot in the afternoon or is it just showers?

That's the trucky question.

That's the trucky question.  We know the low will be there and we know a band of rain will come down later on Saturday - but as for when the showers will start and when the rain will start, that's much harder to pinpoint.  At this stage it's showing showers turning to rain in the afternoon.  Will have a better idea in another 24 to 36 hours.

Cheers
PD

Thank you and Ill definately

Thank you and Ill definately get beck to you in 36 hours :)

Ash

Hi
I work up in the Waitaks and today my truck had a pale grey deposit of 'stuff' over it. It was not pollen. could this have been ash? This is up at Karekare.

Hi there It would seem very

Hi there

It would seem very unlikely that it was ash from Tongariro as the wind direction couldn't support ash going up that way. Thanks for your query! :)

Cheers Aaron WW

question about the weather

just a question about tuesday 7th of august is it going to be heavy rain?.

Hi there  -yes potential for

Hi there  -yes potential for heavy falls this afternoon, but may not be widespread.  Keep an eye on our updates late this morning for the very latest once the rain gets closer.

Cheers

WW

Rain

There is quite alot of rain here in Auckland, I hope it's sunny afterwards.

Auckland

Hope it does not rain that much in auckland.

weather girl

Im sure it wont be raining to much here in auckland we have being having lots of sunshine up here in auckland but we being having few spots of showers and rain but other wise its beiing mostly clear and sunny

Been pretty good

I was expecting shocking weather for the last few days but have been pleasantly surprised. We've had a bit of rain, but nothing like expected and even some sunshine yesterday.

Loving it!!

Watching the rain radar all

Watching the rain radar all weekend Auckland was very close to having a wet past few days - we can thank the ranges to our north and east for stopping most of the rain!

- WW

Any inkling when sunny skies would be back again?

Hi,
After two weeks of wet weather I'm longing for good sunny days. Do you see any on the horizon? Thanks

today was pretty darned nice!

today was pretty darned nice! :)

When is this bloody annoying

When is this bloody annoying rain going to leave? I have had enough of it I think we all have . The car hasn't been washed for weeks and its brown now lol this has to be the most crappiest weather I have ever seen

We have another low coming in

We have another low coming in this week (leave the car outside in the rain!) then possibly another behind it.  We're hoping that drier weather will move in towards week 3 of August - but only early days at this stage!

- WW

Outdoor Location shoot

Sunday 12 Aug - how does it look. Is it sunny, rain, cloudy or what? Have an outdoor film shoot :( Anyone can predict!!!

HI there - a bit too early to

HI there - a bit too early to know for sure, so feel free to ask again in a few days time.  In the meantime, click on the Maps link at the top of the page to see what the current models are predicting rainwise for you.

Cheers

WW

Weather forecast

Hi, any idea what the weather patterns are going to be like for August, September and October? We are trying to plan some outdoor works, and need decent dry spells to carry out the works.

All indicators are pointing

All indicators are pointing towards El Nino - which tends to bring windier, drier, weather to Auckland - coupled with spring that further increases the chances of westerlies and less of these nor'easters.  We don't really have a lot of faith in forecasts beyond a month unless we have a strong weather pattern, which we dont at the moment, so for now we're predicting an increase in westerlies for the second half of August,

Cheers

WW

last night

Philip those few showers last night got together and had children. Consistent rain here in West Auckland from 7 p.m. till 3 a.m., some of it quite heavy.
Do you think the volume of precipitation we have experienced over the last few days is likely to increase or decrease over the next few days? The ground must be totally saturated
Cheers Bill

What a great way of

What a great way of describing it!  That's certainly what it felt like...a few showers which then spread and turned to rain.  Very odd weather pattern with these constant bands of showers and rain (and some of those showers, like last night, can catch up with each other and turn to rain) moving in from the north.  Id imagine that it will decrease on Friday but high risk again on Saturday for more rain, and 60% risk for Sunday.  Hard to know if it will be as intense...certainly has the potential but will come down to the luck of the draw on the day as to where the rain clouds organise themselves.  For example last nights heavy rain formed over northern Auckland then shifted south... a little further north it was mostly dry.

- Cheers

Phil

TVNZ has Auckland overnight

TVNZ has Auckland overnight as 4c,the herald as 11,metservice 10.The 4c is even lower than Hamiltons 6.

That seems weird as TVNZ and

That seems weird as TVNZ and the Herald both use MetService data - so either MetService has different feeds for them or they update at different times.  All the mainstream media in NZ use MetService at this stage for their daily forecasts (although more and more are trusting us, which is evident through our Herald videos and quotes in news stories).  No other western nation in the world has a weather monopoly like NZ does with MetService, which is why we're working with the authorities and the Commerce Commission to right this wrong.

We have 9 as the low tonight.  It's been a funny week because if we have a prolonged clear spell in between the rain clouds the temperature could drop to 6...but if the winds and clouds/rain remain, it may hover around 12.  Quite a big difference and 100% dependent on the timing of those clouds/showers and clear spells.

Cheers
Philip Duncan

That train always arrives

That train always arrives right on 2.55pm. When thousands of parents are standing outside classrooms waiting for their little darlings.

Is there a light (or sun) at the end of this 'trainy' tunnel? And just how long will we have to wait for the sun to shine again?

Yeah isn't it odd this is one

Yeah isn't it odd this is one train that always runs on time!?  There is some light at the end of the tunnel - but possibly not for another week I'm afraid

Phil

60% chance of train. Sounds

60% chance of train. Sounds like akl alright...

awesome so what time's this

awesome so what time's this train due? Calling all stations?

Haha, that can sometimes

Haha, that can sometimes be the problem with a typo that's spelt correctly - it doesnt get caught up in the spell check.

The "train" should be arriving this afternoon at Platform Auckland.

:)

PD

Hi what will the weather be

Hi what will the weather be like Friday-Sunday?
Cheers

At this stage a 60% chance of

At this stage a 60% chance of rain or showers.  This low is with us for another 8 days!

- PD

Auckland

Hi there what do you think the weather will be like tomorrow in Auckland at around 12-1:30pm? Is it possible the weather will affect any incoming international flights at the Auckland airport? Thanks :)

Hi there - no the weather

Hi there - no the weather shouldn't have any significant impact on international flights tomorrow.  It will be cloudy with showers and rain developing, brisk to gusty winds.  Nothing that should cause any flight problems for international jets.

Cheers

Philip Duncan

raining in dairy flat

we've got the same problem here in dairy flat,we've been having rain showers every 5 ro 10 mins all morning,but it looks like its starting to get a bit better now

Whats with the rain?

Just checked your forecast went out - took the covers off my horses then 20 mins ago it started raining - so had to put them all back on - now I'm soaked!
I'm in Coatesville which isn't as far north as Torbay.

Just a couple very brief

Just a couple very brief showers from Northland and Coromandel clipped you.  Dry over the rest of the city.  Still looking mostly dry today,

Cheers

WW

Auckland weather on 11,12 and13th August.

Hi we are five of us from India visiting Auckland between 11th and 13 th of august. Can you tell us the likely weather in terms of min and max temp likelihood of rain and winds during that period? Also can you give us a rough idea of similar conditions in Rotorua, Quuenstown, Franz Josef and Christchurch, between the 13tn and 18th of August.
Thank you.

 Hi there, the weather during

 Hi there, the weather during August can be very changeable as August is the depth of winter for us, although some areas start to become a bit more spring-like.  Snow is possible in Queenstown, heavy rain possible in Franz Josef and the other centres can have a mixture of weather.  Be prepared for overnight lows down to -5 and daytime highs as much as 18 degrees - and everything in between!  The highest temp most days, though, would be between 12 and 15 on average,

Cheers

WW

This Evening?

Why does your 'this evening' field say 'max'? Surely this is 'min'?

We are changing that to Min

We are changing that to Min in the coming months... but it was part of a trial to focus on the most likely temperature across the city for the evening, rather than the lowest (as often somewhere like Henderson will be 4 degrees while 80% of the city is around 7 or 8, for example.

- WW

Rain

Torrential rain flooded our driveway in Whitford, water pouring through retaining walls. Got within a metre of the house before easing. Just started again but not as heavy. Worst downpour for a few weeks.