Canterbury warned about risk after seasonal storm last year cut power to almost 30,000 homes.
A burst water main will cause traffic delays in Hansons Lane, Riccarton, for several hours.
Make the most of the fine weather because next week will be bogged down in rain.
Christchurch is set for a string of fine weather as the beginning of spring looms.
Enjoy the fine day while you can - it's not going to last past late afternoon.
About 1 to 2 cm pf snow is expected on Lewis, Porters and Lindis passes today.
A few days of showers will interrupt Christchurch's winter sunshine this week.
Fine weekend in store for Christchurch - but don't pack away the umbrella just yet.
Cantabrians awoke to thick coating of frost this morning as the mercury dipped to -2.8C.
Snow wreaks havoc down south and boosts skifields but misses Christchurch.
Porters and Mt Hutt close as weather compromises lifts, while others cite lack of snow.
Balmy temperatures set to give way to rain
Today's balmy weather might have Cantabrians thinking spring has come early - but temperatures set plummet, with rain and hail on the cards.
Stargazers, start your cameras. The supermoon will be back over NZ and we'd love to see your photos.
Snow is likely to settle on Christchurch's Port Hills tonight.
High winds in parts of the South Island ease, but heavy rain, sleet and snow set to hit tonight.
City was coolest and driest area in NZ last month, despite almost record high of 22.2C.
A southerly blast may bring snow to 300m on Banks Peninsula on Friday. | Worst ski season in years
Canterbury set for another fine day but skifields may get dumping when temperatures drop on Sunday.
Mid-winter temperatures have reached 22C in Christchurch, near the city record.
Firefighters kept busy as winds up to 130kmh level powerlines and fuel scrub fires over Canterbury.
Canterbury set for gusts of up to 150kmh while West Coast could expect small tornadoes.
Canterbury poised for short-lived burst of fine weather, while West Coast braces for heavy downpours.
Christchurch will have a high of 10degC today with no rain. The temperature will drop to -1degC overnight.
The rain will stop this morning and the cloud will clear this afternoon leading to a high of 11degC. However, wrap up warm as an overnight low of -2degC is expected.
Banks Peninsula resident describes 'horrendous' but intermittent winds and roads covered in hail.
Christchurch is in for a bitter start to the week with sleety showers and a chance of snow.
Snow down to 100m is possible on Banks Peninsula today.
Snow has settled on the Port Hills and inland Canterbury today. | 'Extreme cold' boosts skifield
Sunshine, snow and mountain reopenings look to give skifield its best conditions since season started.
Coroner says it "may never be known" why truckie crashed through barrier into riverbed near Arthur's Pass in 2011.
Wet, wintry blast hits Christchurch, with MetService warning of snowfall down to 700m today.
Christchurch frost felt like -5C
Christchurch awoke to one of the coldest mornings yet felt this winter.
Rain, sleet and freezing temperatures will bring challenging conditions in Christchurch for the second week of the school holidays.
Gale-force winds close Mt Hutt today, while Christchurch expects strong winds and showers.
Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through Lyttelton Tunnel between 8pm and 6am tonight.
Christchurch faces a brisk day of northeasterlies and delayed road works in New Brighton today.
Christchurch has cloudy weather in store and traffic disruptions on Barbadoes St and St Asaph St.
Drizzle will clear this morning to a cloudy day for Christchurch kids on school holidays.
Motorists should take care as Canterbury wakes to a bitterly cold morning with icy patches on roads.
Insurance companies pay out almost $5m damage caused by 'super cell' storm that hit in February.
Flurries falling thick and fast around Canterbury, but Christchurch avoids snowfall this time. l Snow 'saviour' for Mt Hutt
Bitterly cold weather will bring rain, hail, and lightning to the South Island with a risk of snow on the Port Hills.
Heavy rain, gales to lash the West Coast today while hail, rain and snow threaten Christchurch Wednesday. l Snow set for skifields
It looks like a fine weekend ahead after some brief rain this evening.
Expect traffic delays from Sumner and in the city, but enjoy the sunshine in Christchurch today.
Surface flooding, strong winds and rockfall are threats to motorists on the West Coast.
Today is the first day of many that Christchurch motorists won't have to clear the ice from their windscreens.
Road works will cause delays for Sumner and city commuters, while frost prompts safety notice.
OPINION: The best place in Christchurch? That perfect spot on Condell Ave where the dawn breaks.
Deluge 'brings it all back' for ex-red-zoners
Some residents in North Canterbury are still grappling with the effects of last week's flooding, as groundwater channels brought to the surface continue to flow.