Weather Forecast for Christchurch


Christchurch Summary

Cloud breaks to some sun in the afternoon, Sou'West winds tend Easterly after midday.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now

12°c

Observed at 1:44am from:
Christchurch City Centre (ICHRISTC195)

Rain (today)0mm
WindSSE 10km/h
Humidex (Beta)12°c
Humidity71%
Pressure-hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

18°c
Cloud breaks to some sun in the afternoon, Sou'West winds tend Easterly after midday.
Rain (chance)20%
WindSW 15km/h
UV Index6 (High)
Sunrise6:18am
Sunset9:04pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight

9°c
Partly cloudy, East to Nor'East winds.
Rain (chance)10%
WindENE 20km/h
Moonrise11:14pm
Moonset9:28am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 25 Jan
19°c
13°c
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, East to Nor'East winds.
ENE
25km/hr
0%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 26 Jan
26°c
16°c
Mostly sunny with light Nor'East winds.
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Sun 27 Jan
25°c
18°c
Mostly sunny with afternoon East to Nor'East winds.
ENE
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0%
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Mon 28 Jan
26°c
17°c
Mostly cloudy. light Nor'West winds.
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20%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 29 Jan
27°c
16°c
Partly cloudy.
ENE
15km/hr
10%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 30 Jan
25°c
16°c
Mostly cloudy.
E
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
3%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 31 Jan
26°c
17°c
Partly cloudy.
ENE
15km/hr
10%
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
2%
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 1 Feb
22°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
SSE
16km/hr
10%
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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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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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
N
12km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 2 Feb
19°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
ESE
15km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
SE
9km/hr
S
8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/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


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Comments

Hi there wondering if there

Hi there wondering if there will be any big thunderstorms or gale winds today and tomorrow in Auckland?

Hi there No, big

Hi there

No, big thunderstorms are not looking very likely at this stage although there could be a rumble or two. Gales not all that likely either however there is a chance winds may gust to gale at times tomorrow afternoon, otherwise all good

No snow

I am sure that if there's going to be snow, you'll hear it here first everybody!

no snow in christchurch

Hi just wondering why thers no snow in christchurch after 2012.. thanks.

Hasn't been cold enough.

Hasn't been cold enough. Weather patterns haven't suited it and so forth.

:D

Aaron

Weather

Hi there do you know if there is going to be fog at Auckland airport on September 12th 2018

Dunedin

Hi, am I right in thinking that there will be no snow in Dunedin because the air flow is more westerly than from the south? Regards, David

Tuesday morning has the best

Tuesday morning has the best chance, the temperatures just don't look cold enough for sea level snow right at the moment however.

Cheers
WW

Sweet As

Thanks for making us smile :)

No worries! :)- WW

No worries! :)
- WW

Icey road between Queenstown and Dunedin 2th June?

Hi, I am planning to travel back to Dunedin from Queenstown on Monday 25th. Looks like there could be snow. Will the road be icey? Will I need chains? Thanks, Annabel

The air looks cold enough for

The air looks cold enough for some snow around then but moisture doesn't look very high, may only be a few flurries. Might be something you have to judge more the day before you go rather than at the moment.

Safe travels!

Cheers
Aaron

Snow in Rotorua

Hi, we’re heading to Rotorua tmw is there any snow fall now on that area? Thanks!

Hi there Ahh I don't think

Hi there

Ahh I don't think so.

Enjoy your trip! :)

Aaron

Snow in Christchurch?

Hi, I am travelling to Christchurch on the 21st/22nd this week. Was wondering what the weathers looking like and what my chances are for snow? Are the roads likely to be icey? Thanks.

That could depend on where

That could depend on where you are travelling from. But in any case, the weather on the 21st / 22nd for Christchurch looks sunny and calm, no snow to speak of. There may be a light frost in the mornings but that's it.

Enjoy your trip! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Snow in Queenstown and Twizel

Hi Philip, I am travelling to Queenstown on 26th of this month for 5 days strip. Expecting snowfalls in Queenstown, Arrowtown and Mount Cook. It was forecasted to snow in weather sites from this sunday until 1st July. However, this has changed now. Do you see any possibilities of snow down to low level next week? Cheers, Vicky

Hi Vicky Aaron here. Your

Hi Vicky

Aaron here.

Your asking about something that in the weather world is a really long way into the future, I have no doubt the forecast changed as that far out most things become unreliable.

Currently long distance models show some cold air on the 26th and showers, this could lead to a few flurries, but I stress just a few at this stage. It doesn't look like snowmaggedon.

From then onwards temperatures look too warm for snow.

Have a great trip either way! And remember, this is a fair way into the future so things can change! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks Aaron.

I was little over enthusiastic and early too as this wud be my 4th trip to queenstown in less than 2 years and have seen all seasons except winter. Excitement is building up to see white south island this time even in towns....lower levels :) Fingers crossed and expect at least one Squall :) Cheers, Vicky.

Fieldays

Have a good time, Phil, your videos are great, we'll miss you! :)

Fielddays Hamilton

Hi, Thinking of heading down to fielddays tomorrow - what should we expect weather-wise? Thanks Des

Hi Des, we have a few showers

Hi Des, we have a few showers by the looks of it - mainly morning - nothing too serious though and generally mild. ALl the best! (by the way, Thursday and Friday look even better!)

Cheers

WW Team

Will Auckland weather likely

Will Auckland weather likely be mild next Thursday? Trying to plan an outdoor photo shoot

Hi there Next Thursday is

Hi there

Next Thursday is quite far away, current indications are for an anticyclone to hover over the North Island then bringing mainly settled / sunny weather. Temperatures look to be in the low teens, 13 degrees etc for Auckland. This could change though as once again it's quite far into the future. but there you go.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi there... Niwa forecasts 60

Hi there... Niwa forecasts 60 mm of rain on Tuesday for Auckland... is this expected as your forecast suggest a shower or two?

There is quite a tight and

There is quite a tight and complex low moving in with a narrow but heavy rain band emedded within it, we have just updated to our latest outlook but there may be further changes to come. This will be a challenge to forecast.

WW

Raoul update pls

Hi Matt here again Boat sails Monday for raoul from up north could you you give an update on conditions to expect for the trip please Cheers

Hi Matt, we don't currently

Hi Matt, we don't currently provide marine forecasts but generally speaking a deepening but very small low is moving towards the upper North Island over Monday and Tuesday. It contains a small area of heavy rain and strong winds but mostly isn't a major. Calmer conditions with rain towards the tropics. 
Cheers and all the best
Phil D

Snow

Is there snow on the hills between Wairoa and Gisborne at present.

Hi there I'm not sure sorry.

Hi there

I'm not sure sorry. Anyone out there see this question who lives in that area can let us know?

Cheers, Aaron

Ashburton

Is Ashburton going to be getting any snow like we did 6 years ago ??

Given enough time, it'll

Given enough time, it'll eventually happen again. When exactly? I have no idea, winter sometime within the next 5 years :)

Cheers
Aaron

How come

How come christchurch is missing out on snow like last year?

Not cold enough :)

Not cold enough :)

would snow

would snow settle in chch, tuesday overnight?, and wednesday? and would it reach sea level like it happen in 2011

No, it's not as cold as 2011

No, it's not as cold as 2011 or anywhere near as big as that event. If you need more Chch specific info see our Chch forecasts.

- WW

Raoul island trip

Hi matt from huntly here, I’m heading up to raoul island next Monday 11th of June by boat, Was wondering what weather to expect on the three day trip there Could you update me please as the 11th gets closer,i see the unusual low pressure accumulating up that way Cheers

Hi Matt, at this stage June

Hi Matt, at this stage June 11th looks a bit rough towards the North Island with that low you mentioned. It will be deepening on the 11th but dropping southwards (also doubling in size as it grows). It's likely to create some heavy rain up towards Raoul Island with strengthening west to north west winds between Auckland/Northland and Raoul. Keep an eye on those maps and track that low, it will chop and change a bit in the days to come as the data is fine tuned.

Cheers and all the best!
- WW

Will it

Will it snow to sea level in christchurch on tuesday or wednesday or will it atleast hail or sleet?

Hi there, please check out

Hi there, please check out our Christchurch forecasts. Just doesn't look cold enough.

Cheers
Aaron

Is Auckland’s rain tonight

Is Auckland’s rain tonight and tomorrow morning looking very heavy? I’m confused as your website, NIWA Weather and Metservice are all saying different reports? Is it going to be Heavy rain tonight into tomorrow morning for Auckland??

Showers / areas of rain may

Showers / areas of rain may be heavy at times then easing overnight, that's what we have pegged down for Auckland currently.

Cheers
Aaron

Ice in Invercargill

Hi, maybe difficult to answer but what are the chances there will be ice on the roads in Invercargill tomorrow morning (June 5)? Roads are slippery this morning, wondering if tomorrow will be similar. Thanks!

It looks like it may be

It looks like it may be frosty very early on in the night but then by dawn an approaching front starts to stir the atmosphere up a little and temperatures may start to lift above zero. Still, I would be keeping an eye on the roads and be catious anyway.

WW

Could there be low level snow

Could there be low level snow on Wednesday and Tuesday in canterbury, if so could it happen in chch

Tuesday overnight perhaps and

Tuesday overnight perhaps and Wednesday yes there may be low level snow (200 to 100m), snow in Christchurch might be pushing it, it's on that fine line where it's probably just not cold enough for sea level snow but if temperatures drop any more then it may be more likely. But the reverse is true also, if temperatures rise by a degree or two then sea level snow in Chch will not be likely. We'll be doing a string of updates tonight for Christchurch on this issue.

Cheers
Aaron

Rain Forecast

Why doesn't the forecast show the type of rain anymore? The chance of rain gives no indication of whether it will be heavy or a few sprinkles. This is a world wide change I know but is useless for us ordinary people. Thanks

Hi there, we do actually have

Hi there, we do actually have this data but so far we aren't showing it because we're still monitoring the accuracy. The biggest problem in NZ is actually fine tuning the forecasts and too many times we see "Heavy rain" or "thunderstorms" only to find nothing happened (or it happened just up the road instead). Yesterday, for example, there was a high (90%+) chance of rain in Auckland yet it was mainly dry but pouring just up in Northland - the forecast wasn't wildly wrong it's just NZ is tricky due to being so skinny, mountainous and surrounded by sea. So we don't want to be forecasting "Heavy rain" only to find you had a bit of drizzle. We hope to be adding details about rain TOTALS and INTENSITY specific to your location in the fairly near future as we continue to fine tune the data as best as we can to reduce false alarms. Our biggest pet peeve is false alarms around heavy rain or thunder and so we're always trying to do better in this area.

Cheers for the feedback!
WW Team

The weather company seems

The weather company seems pretty useless lately the weatherwatch forecast says 0% chance of rain for tomorrow and so do the rain maps and the weather company hourly percentages makes it 60% chance of rain these conflicting forecasts are a real pain especially when people have plans outdoors the hourly forecasts need to be sorted asap.

There is quite a tight and

There is quite a tight and complex low moving in with a narrow but heavy rain band emedded within it, we have just updated to our latest outlook but there may be further changes to come. This will be a challenge to forecast and unfortunately with this one there may be a little bit of conflicting information, in the first instance please follow our written forecasts but just keep the other information in mind re hourly figures etc.

WW