Fiery sunset, rainbow ahead of cool change

00:31, Nov 11 2012
Sunset in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The sunset as seen from Styx Mill Reserve.
Sunset in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The sunset as seen from Styx Mill Reserve.
Sunset in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The sunset as seen from Styx Mill Reserve.
Sunset in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
A double rainbow seen in the skies yesterday.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The rainbow, taken from Fendalton.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The double rainbow.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
Taken from Tuahiwi.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The rainbow over Christchurch.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
A view from Halswell.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
A photo taken in Barrington.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The view from Redwood.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The rainbow seen in the skies yesterday.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The sunset as seen from St Martins.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The sunset from Johns Rd, Belfast.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The double rainbow, taken in Ilam.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
Taken from Burwood.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The rainbow in the skies over Christchurch.
Sunset, rainbow in Christchurch, 10 November 2012
The perfect symmetry of the rainbow as seen over Heathcote Valley.

Christchurch residents were treated to a double rainbow and a spectacular sunset last night. 

Press reader Sammy Zhu thought the skies looked "beautiful" and took these photographs from Styx Mill Reserve, while Steve Tellurian captured a rare double rainbow. 

MetService is expecting a southerly change will move up the east coast of the South Island today, bringing a few showers.

The rain in the west will slowly ease back to just showers.

Christchurch can expect a high of 19 degrees Celsius and an overnight low of 8.

Rain could develop into snow showers on Lindis, Lewis and Porters Pass. 

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