Christchurch today: Strong wind still plaguing travel

18:27, Jan 05 2014
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Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.


A high of 24 degrees Celsius is forecast for Christchurch today, with fine weather throughout the day and a northeasterly wind developing this afternoon. 

A few spots of rain are expected to fall over the city tomorrow, but the temperature will rise to a high of 26C.

Rain and fresh cold southerlies are due on Wednesday, while Thursday and Friday both come with showers and cold southerlies for highs of 16C and 15C respectively. 



No traffic issues have been reported by police in Christchurch so far.

Motorists travelling State Highway 73 over Porters and Arthurs passes are advised to take care, with strong winds possibly causing challenging conditions for high-sided vehicles, such as trucks and caravans.


Q: When will the Anzac Drive bridge be repaired or rebuilt?

A: Major repair work on site is likely to start in the second half of next year, though this is dependent on the programmes for the nearby bridge and roading works. Scirt


Time to see some street art. Check out the Rise festival art around the central city today. Murals often tower two storeys high and include skeletons, abstracts and portraits. The best way to enjoy this exhibition is to just wander the streets within the four aves and let the art take you by surprise.

The Press