Chch today: Is Christchurch water harder?

19:59, Mar 16 2014
Fog over Christchurch
REASON BEHIND DELAYS: Fog hangs over Christchurch this morning, pictured from aboard a plane.

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

Morning fog will clear for a fine day with a high of 25 degrees Celsius and light winds.

Some flights out of Christchurch Airport were delayed due to the fog, but flights are now departing and arriving. Travellers should contact their airline or see for updated information.

Banana shortage
EMPTY SHELVES: The banana shortage continues.

Tomorrow will be cloudy with some drizzle and light winds for a high of 21C.

Saturday will be cloudy with drizzle and a northeasterly strengthening for a high of 19C. 

Sunday is expected to have severe weather, with heavy rain and gale easterlies as Tropical Cyclone Lusi moves down the country. Authorities are warning Canterbury could receive another 60mm to 100mm of rain.



No traffic issues have been reported.


Q: Over the last several months, it seems that Christchurch water is "harder" - noticeable in clothes that have been washed. Is this accurate and, if so, why, and will the water return to how it was? Rowena Morgan

A: The Christchurch City Council monitors the water quality on a regular basis. Chemical analyses of the wells in Christchurch are conducted annually and no significant change has been seen over recent years. A summary of results can be found here.


Reading Cinema at The Palms Shopping Centre is still offering $10 movie tickets. With the weather being so ho-hum, why not catch a movie this evening?

ArtBox is hosting Michael Collins' works, Uncanny, starting today. The installation looks at soda cans in semi-animated still- life paintings. Cnr St Asaph and Madras Sts.

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