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Showers and southerlies for election day


Voters will need to brave showers and cold southerlies to get to voting booths in Canterbury on Saturday.

Take an umbrella on election day


Cantabrians heading to the voting booths on Saturday may want to take an umbrella. 

Weather: Southerly to snap mild run


A recent run of mild weather will end with southerlies and rain predicted this afternoon.

Make the most of sun before rain sets in

Daffodils at Hagley Park

Christchurch set for a balmy 21C today - but rain will settle overnight and blight entire weekend.

Supermoon rising over New Zealand

Stargazers, did you capture the last supermoon of the year? If you did, we'd love to see your photos.

Super moon flood fails to rise

Super moon over Colombo St

Residents should be lauding the weather gods after a super moon failed to trigger floods.

Fog blankets Christchurch, delays flights

Fog on Orchard Rd, Christchurch

Fog is beginning to lift allowing flights to land and depart from Christchurch Airport.

Extreme weather costs insurers $135m


This year's bill from storm damage is adding up to more than $135 million already.

Spring weather settling in

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Mercury set to hit 18C this week, while several roads reopen around the city.

Capsized fisherman failed to wear life jacket

Nicholas Brett Eklund

Greymouth fisherman may not have died in capsizing had he worn life jacket, coroner says.

Spring to be ruffled by strong winds

Wind Wellington

Canterbury warned about risk after seasonal storm last year cut power to almost 30,000 homes.

Burst pipe delays Riccarton traffic

Durham St traffic jam

A burst water main will cause traffic delays in Hansons Lane, Riccarton, for several hours.

Spring set to be a wet one

Woman with umbrella

Make the most of the fine weather because next week will be bogged down in rain.

Christchurch set for early start to spring

Southland Times photo

Christchurch is set for a string of fine weather as the beginning of spring looms.

Enjoy the sun before weather packs in

Sun, cloud, drizzle

Enjoy the fine day while you can - it's not going to last past late afternoon.

Snow warnings for alpine passes

Wellington rain

About 1 to 2 cm pf snow is expected on Lewis, Porters and Lindis passes today.

Showers to interrupt winter sunshine

Wellington rain

A few days of showers will interrupt Christchurch's winter sunshine this week.

Fine weekend ahead as chilly winds ease

Gale-force winds

Fine weekend in store for Christchurch - but don't pack away the umbrella just yet.

Cantabrians awake to frosty blast

Christchurch frost

Cantabrians awoke to thick coating of frost this morning as the mercury dipped to -2.8C.

Snow avoids Chch but boosts skifields

Snow on Akaroa road

Snow wreaks havoc down south and boosts skifields but misses Christchurch.

Strong winds hampering skifields

Ski guide

Porters and Mt Hutt close as weather compromises lifts, while others cite lack of snow.

Balmy weather not set to stick around

Balmy temperatures set to give way to rain

Norwest Arch

Today's balmy weather might have Cantabrians thinking spring has come early - but temperatures set plummet, with rain and hail on the cards.

Snow likely on Port Hills, Banks Peninsula

Snow Dyers pass

Snow is likely to settle on Christchurch's Port Hills tonight.

Severe weather warning for South Island

Wind Wellington

High winds in parts of the South Island ease, but heavy rain, sleet and snow set to hit tonight.

Dry July for Christchurch weather

Sun, sunny, hot day, heat wave

City was coolest and driest area in NZ last month, despite almost record high of 22.2C.

Southerly change to hit Canterbury

Snow Summit rd

A southerly blast may bring snow to 300m on Banks Peninsula on Friday. | Worst ski season in years

Balmy weather to come to snowy end

Sun, sunny, hot day, heat wave

Canterbury set for another fine day but skifields may get dumping when temperatures drop on Sunday.

Temperatures soar for July end

Sun, sunny, hot day, heat wave

Mid-winter temperatures have reached 22C in Christchurch, near the city record.

Wild Canterbury winds lead to rural fires

Fire Service firefighters generic

Firefighters kept busy as winds up to 130kmh level powerlines and fuel scrub fires over Canterbury.

150kmh winds on way for Canterbury

Gale-force winds

Canterbury set for gusts of up to 150kmh while West Coast could expect small tornadoes.

Severe weather watch for West Coast

Wild weather

Canterbury poised for short-lived burst of fine weather, while West Coast braces for heavy downpours.

Christchurch weather today

Christchurch frost

Christchurch will have a high of 10degC today with no rain. The temperature will drop to -1degC overnight.

Christchurch weather today


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.

Blizzard buzzes through South Island

Snow Summit rd

Banks Peninsula resident describes 'horrendous' but intermittent winds and roads covered in hail.

Canterbury to shiver with snow to low levels

spring snow

Christchurch is in for a bitter start to the week with sleety showers and a chance of snow.

Snow watch for Banks Peninsula

Summit Rd snow

Snow down to 100m is possible on Banks Peninsula today.

Snow and rain chills Canterbury

Summit Rd snow

Snow has settled on the Port Hills and inland Canterbury today. | 'Extreme cold' boosts skifield

Mt Hutt set for best day of the season

Mt Hutt

Sunshine, snow and mountain reopenings look to give skifield its best conditions since season started.

Driver error likely cause in fatal crash


Coroner says it "may never be known" why truckie crashed through barrier into riverbed near Arthur's Pass in 2011.

Flurries forecast for South Island

Christchurch frost

Wet, wintry blast hits Christchurch, with MetService warning of snowfall down to 700m today.

Heavy frost chills Christchurch

Christchurch frost felt like -5C

Sunrise, jogger, Hagley Park, winter morning

Christchurch awoke to one of the coldest mornings yet felt this winter.

Rain, sleet, snow forecast for region

Tekapo in snow July 14, 2014

Rain, sleet and freezing temperatures will bring challenging conditions in Christchurch for the second week of the school holidays.

Gales close Mt Hutt, showers for Chch

Mt Hutt

Gale-force winds close Mt Hutt today, while Christchurch expects strong winds and showers.

Lyttelton Tunnel - single lane overnight

Lyttelton road tunnel

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through Lyttelton Tunnel between 8pm and 6am tonight.

Weather and traffic: July 9

Wind Wellington

Christchurch faces a brisk day of northeasterlies and delayed road works in New Brighton today.

Weather and traffic: July 8

Wild weather

Christchurch has cloudy weather in store and traffic disruptions on Barbadoes St and St Asaph St.

Showery start to school holidays


Drizzle will clear this morning to a cloudy day for Christchurch kids on school holidays.

Drivers warned as Canterbury wakes to frost


Motorists should take care as Canterbury wakes to a bitterly cold morning with icy patches on roads.

February storm cost $5m in insurance

Flood car

Insurance companies pay out almost $5m damage caused by 'super cell' storm that hit in February.

Snow forecast for Canterbury

Snow in Te Anau

Flurries falling thick and fast around Canterbury, but Christchurch avoids snowfall this time. l Snow 'saviour' for Mt Hutt
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