Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.
Christchurch can expect a high of 16 degrees Celsius today, while the skies remain cloudy at times and a northeast wind freshens.
Tomorrow is forecast to be fine, with high cloud, but MetService has issued a severe-weather warning for northerly gales expected to develop across the region throughout the day, particularly in inland Canterbury.
Friday is also set to be fine, with high cloud, gusty northwesterlies and a high of 20C, with Saturday forecast to be much the same.
The fine weather will be disrupted on Sunday, when the temperature drops to 14C, and one or two showers are expected to fall over the city.
No traffic problems have been reported by police this morning.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Q: "What is being done about the pile of rubble on the corner of Colombo and Brougham streets. This was once a beautiful church but now is an eyesore and has been allowed to lie like this for nearly three years. Why is the trust not being made to do something about it?" J Williams
A: The Sydenham Heritage Trust has several issues in regard to titles and insurance it needs to work through before the rubble can be removed. It will eventually be cleared because the trust wants to move forward and replace what was lost with a new facility. When that will happen will depend on when the issues are sorted out. - Sydenham Heritage Trust.
WHAT IS ON TODAY?
Brett and Rennie Sparks, the husband and wife who form musical duo The Handsome Family, have been hailed the king and queen of Americana by the likes of Ringo Starr. They will play at theNaval Point Yacht Club, Charlotte Jane Quay, Magazine Bay, Lyttelton, from 7.30pm to 11pm. R18. General admission $40.
Lyttelton-based artist Mark Soltero's new black and white modernist exhibition opens today at the ArtBox, 270 St Asaph St, 5.30pm. Free.
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