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Weather: Summer drawing near

Christchurch is in store for a couple of fine days as summer draws closer. 

Hail and thunder

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Hail and thunderstorms have pounded parts of Christchurch as thousands of punters enjoy the first day of the A&P Show.

Racegoers to mostly escape rain

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Fine 20C expected to give way to showers - but not until Cup Day events are ending. l Traffic warnings

Rain and gales may spoil 22C


Fine day may get overtaken by afternoon showers and gales, with a hail storm on the horizon this week.

Summery 23C in store today

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Shorts and jandals weather in Christchurch today, but rain is set to land around Cup Day.

Sunny start to the weekend

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Most centres in the South Island will be basking in sunshine today.

Weather: Get a spring in your step

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Spring weather will return to Christchurch this weekend, with plenty of sunshine forecast.

Hail threatens battered regions


Hail is threatening areas of the country which have already been hit hard by intense downpours.

Miserable weather coming to an end

Snow on Porters Pass

Canterbury begins to move on from a miserable week to a string of fine weather.

Fireworks will go ahead

Cyclist in Christchurch's spring rain

Christchurch's Guy Fawkes fireworks is likely to go ahead as planned at New Brighton's pier tonight.

Wild spring weather continues

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Snow will dust Banks Peninsula today as wild weather which brought lightning and hail last night continues.

Weather: Hail possible


Christchurch may get hailed on today as a cold southerly wind sweeps across the South Island.

Weather: Snow warning issued

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MetService has issued road snowfall warnings for the alpine highways tonight.

Gusts expected up to 160kmh


A fine day is in store for Cantabrians with the mercury set to rise above 20 degrees Celsius for the second time this weekend.

Fine, windy weekend ahead

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Cantabrians can expect the mercury to rise above 20 degrees today and tomorrow.

Storm hits Port Hills

Lightning splits tree, strikes cell tower

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Lightning has split a tree in half at Princess Margaret Hospital, while lightning and hail sweep the hills.

Showers to clear for 16C

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Another sunny weekend in store, with burst of rain gone in time for trick-or-treating tonight.

Sunny 20C before mercury drops

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Fine weather forecast for Christchurch today, but tomorrow set for rain and cooler temperatures.

Winds cut power to thousands

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Severe gales cut power to more than 1700 homes in Canterbury, while broken-down bus causes delays.

Winds could reach 130kmh

Wind Wellington

Canterbury will bear the brunt of gales sweeping the country, with gusts up to 130kmh expected.

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