Clear skies a canvas for colour

Mild weather behind Chch's sunrises

SARAH-JANE O'CONNOR
Last updated 12:50 20/05/2014

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Weather: Summer drawing near Weather: Hail and thunder storms Cup Day to mostly escape the rain Afternoon rain may spoil warm 22C Christchurch set for summery 23C Sunny start to the weekend Weather: Get a spring in your step More hail threatens battered regions Miserable weather coming to an end Rain will not stop New Brighton fireworks

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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