Clear skies a canvas for colour

GOLDEN HORIZON: The sunrise tinges the sea pink at Taylors Mistake on Sunday.
GOLDEN HORIZON: The sunrise tinges the sea pink at Taylors Mistake on Sunday.
RIPPLING: A striped dawn over St Albans.
RIPPLING: A striped dawn over St Albans.
FIERY: A red-tinged sunrise over the Kilmore and Madras streets intersection this week.
FIERY: A red-tinged sunrise over the Kilmore and Madras streets intersection this week.
RAYS: A spectacular horizon over Richmond Hill, Sumner.
RAYS: A spectacular horizon over Richmond Hill, Sumner.
A "gorgeous" sight in the early morning skies.
A "gorgeous" sight in the early morning skies.
GLORIOUS: A technicolour sunrise over Hockey Park in Bishopdale.
GLORIOUS: A technicolour sunrise over Hockey Park in Bishopdale.
Red sky in the morning, shepherds take warning.
Red sky in the morning, shepherds take warning.
MetService says clear skies are making for some "fantastic sunrises" in Christchurch this week.
MetService says clear skies are making for some "fantastic sunrises" in Christchurch this week.
A stunning Otautahi sunrise.
A stunning Otautahi sunrise.
The sun rises over the city in spectacular fashion.
The sun rises over the city in spectacular fashion.
The sunrise over Christchurch was "worth getting out of bed for", writes a Christchurch and Canterbury Marketing spokesperson.
The sunrise over Christchurch was "worth getting out of bed for", writes a Christchurch and Canterbury Marketing spokesperson.

Christchurch residents rose to stunning skies this morning for the third time this week.

MetService meterologist John Law said Christchurch had seen some "fantastic sunrises" this week because of the clear mornings.

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"Last night wasn't nearly as cold as the previous few nights," Law said, with the temperature hovering around 9 degrees Celsius.

However the MetService is warning of expected gales in the Canterbury high country this afternoon, with the risk of "severe gales" overnight tonight.

Law said the new few days would see a "bit more of a north westerly" coming through, which would keep temperatures up but could be "blustery".

Toward the end of the week, Law said to watch out for strong winds with "more of a showery weekend" in store.

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