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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.

Supermoon rising over New Zealand

Stargazers, start your cameras. The supermoon will be back over NZ and we'd love to see your photos.

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

Big chill hits the south

Snow on the Port Hills

Bitterly cold weather will bring rain, hail, and lightning to the South Island with a risk of snow on the Port Hills.

Severe weather warning for West Coast


Heavy rain, gales to lash the West Coast today while hail, rain and snow threaten Christchurch Wednesday. l Snow set for skifields

Christchurch weather: Rain expected tonight

Southland Times photo

It looks like a fine weekend ahead after some brief rain this evening.

Weather and traffic: Delays and sunshine

Southland Times photo

Expect traffic delays from Sumner and in the city, but enjoy the sunshine in Christchurch today.

Rain, wind lashes West Coast, Alps

Wind in Greymouth

Surface flooding, strong winds and rockfall are threats to motorists on the West Coast.

Christchurch traffic and weather

morning driving

Today is the first day of many that Christchurch motorists won't have to clear the ice from their windscreens.

Drivers beware: Road works and frost

christchurch traffic

Road works will cause delays for Sumner and city commuters, while frost prompts safety notice.

Early start takes me to my favourite place


OPINION: The best place in Christchurch? That perfect spot on Condell Ave where the dawn breaks.

Portaloos in use as septic tanks overflow

Deluge 'brings it all back' for ex-red-zoners

Pat and Nicky Bodger from Mandeville

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.
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