Christchurch is in store for a couple of fine days as summer draws closer.
Hail and thunderstorms have pounded parts of Christchurch as thousands of punters enjoy the first day of the A&P Show.
Fine 20C expected to give way to showers - but not until Cup Day events are ending. l Traffic warnings
Fine day may get overtaken by afternoon showers and gales, with a hail storm on the horizon this week.
Shorts and jandals weather in Christchurch today, but rain is set to land around Cup Day.
Most centres in the South Island will be basking in sunshine today.
Spring weather will return to Christchurch this weekend, with plenty of sunshine forecast.
Hail is threatening areas of the country which have already been hit hard by intense downpours.
Canterbury begins to move on from a miserable week to a string of fine weather.
Christchurch's Guy Fawkes fireworks is likely to go ahead as planned at New Brighton's pier tonight.
Snow will dust Banks Peninsula today as wild weather which brought lightning and hail last night continues.
Christchurch may get hailed on today as a cold southerly wind sweeps across the South Island.
MetService has issued road snowfall warnings for the alpine highways tonight.
A fine day is in store for Cantabrians with the mercury set to rise above 20 degrees Celsius for the second time this weekend.
Cantabrians can expect the mercury to rise above 20 degrees today and tomorrow.
Lightning splits tree, strikes cell tower
Lightning has split a tree in half at Princess Margaret Hospital, while lightning and hail sweep the hills.
Another sunny weekend in store, with burst of rain gone in time for trick-or-treating tonight.
Fine weather forecast for Christchurch today, but tomorrow set for rain and cooler temperatures.
Severe gales cut power to more than 1700 homes in Canterbury, while broken-down bus causes delays.
Canterbury will bear the brunt of gales sweeping the country, with gusts up to 130kmh expected.
Labour weekend gardening plans may have to be shelved until next weekend, with rain forecast for the region.
Heavy rain warning issued for parts of the West Coast, but Christchurch should stay a dry 19C.
It's a beautiful 17C start to the long weekend (and the first day of Festa), but rain is set for tomorrow.
With yo-yoing temperatures expected, Cantabs should prepare for all kinds of weather for the weekend.
A fine start to the day will be sabotaged by a southerly change bringing strong winds and rain.
Morning cloud should make way for another fine day in Christchurch today.
Clear skies and light winds will be the mantra for Canterbury over the next three days.
Cows saw traffic reduced to a crawl this morning with a typical 40-minute journey taking 2.5 hours.
Heavy rain is falling in parts of the South Island, with showers expected in Christchurch tonight.
Severe weather warning issued for parts of the South Island, but Christchurch expected to stay dry.
Heavy rain forecast in parts of Canterbury tomorrow, but Christchurch expected to stay dry.
Make the most of today's sun as southerly change will bring rain to Christchurch tomorrow.
Christchurch set for calm weather after turbulent few days, with conditions perfect as sports season ramps up.
Gusts of up to 150kmh recorded on Aoraki/Mt Cook overnight, but Christchurch in for calmer, cooler day.
Today's fine weather will be short-lived with wind set to whip up Canterbury from this evening.
Severe weather warning in place as Canterbury set to be battered by gales and heavy rain.
Motorists urged to use caution as strong northwest gales expected to hit Christchurch this afternoon.
Severe gales in parts of inland North Canterbury should ease this morning.
Winds of 120 kmh could hit inland Canterbury today, while snow expected on alpine passes.
Morning cloud should make way for a fine day in Christchurch today.
Make the most of today's fine weather as a southerly change is set to bring rain on Friday.
This week looks good if you work outdoors or are taking time off for the school holidays.
Parts of Canterbury expect 40cm of white stuff
Cantabrians heading to Hanmer Springs for the start of the school holidays could get snow this weekend.
Mercury set to tip 21C today, with only blemish on the horizon a small spot of rain on Friday.
Sun to make welcome return in Christchurch after yesterday's gales, rain and hail.
High winds have keep contractors busy clearing roads of branches and debris, especially SH75 to Akaroa.
Late snow makes for 'best day ever' at Mt Hutt
Canterbury's ski fields received the biggest dump of snow this season on Tuesday and more flurries have fallen this weekend.
Voters will need to brave showers and cold southerlies to get to voting booths in Canterbury on Saturday.
Cantabrians heading to the voting booths on Saturday may want to take an umbrella.
A recent run of mild weather will end with southerlies and rain predicted this afternoon.