Chch today: Cool after yesterday's scorcher

19:26, Feb 18 2014
New Brighton oil protest
OIL PAINTING: Offshore oil drilling protesters dab themselves with fake oil during a protest at New Brighton beach.

Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.


Today is expected to be much cooler than yesterday's scorcher in Christchurch, with a high of 20 degrees Celsius and mostly cloudy weather forecast. Light rain is possible until early evening, Metservice said.

Cloudy periods are expected tomorrow morning and evening, with a high of 24C forecast. 

The temperature is set to soar again on Friday, with a high of 28C likely.

Brief rain is forecast early Saturday, followed by fine weather and light winds for a high of 25C. 



Police have reported no traffic issues in Christchurch this morning.


Q: Has any thought been given to raising the height of the weirs in Mona Vale to restore the lower reaches of the Wairarapa Stream to the pre-earthquakes level and depth? Roger and Joce Atkinson

A: Raising the weirs would increase the flooding risk in the area, therefore it's not a desirable option. Christchurch City Council


Head down to Cashmere High School tonight for an open night for orienteering, twilight suburban street series for all ages. Course is short and achievable, see for info and tickets, $10 adult, $5 under-20s. Register from 5.30pm.

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