Easter set to start with sunshine
Sunshine and temperatures into the 20s - that is the forecast in Canterbury for the next four days.
Fine weather and northeasterlies are expected in Christchurch on Wednesday as temperatures reach 21 degrees Celsius, MetService says.
Thursday will be more of the same, with a mainly fine day bringing a high of 25C.
The sunshine will stick around for the beginning of the Easter break too, as Good Friday and Easter Saturday bring ideal conditions and highs of 21C and 23C.
The rain may kick in on Sunday though, with showers expected before heavier rain on Monday.