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Weather: Summer drawing near

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

Weather: Hail and thunder storms

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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.

Cup Day to mostly escape the rain

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

Afternoon rain may spoil warm 22C


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

Christchurch set for summery 23C

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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.

More 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.

Rain will not stop New Brighton fireworks

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 in Christchurch


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 for Canterbury

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

Lightning, hail sweep 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.

Rain to clear in time for trick-or-treating

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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.

Wild Canterbury winds may reach 120kmh

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

Severe weather warning: 130kmh winds

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

'Cloudy, rainy' Labour Day for Cantabs


Labour weekend gardening plans may have to be shelved until next weekend, with rain forecast for the region.

Christchurch dry but West Coast not so lucky


Heavy rain warning issued for parts of the West Coast, but Christchurch should stay a dry 19C.

Make the most of the sun before rain appears

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It's a beautiful 17C start to the long weekend (and the first day of Festa), but rain is set for tomorrow.

Long weekend brings wacky weather

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With yo-yoing temperatures expected, Cantabs should prepare for all kinds of weather for the weekend.

Weather: Southerly to wreck fine day


A fine start to the day will be sabotaged by a southerly change bringing strong winds and rain.

Weather: Another fine day in Chch

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Morning cloud should make way for another fine day in Christchurch today.

Weather: Clear skies expected

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Clear skies and light winds will be the mantra for Canterbury over the next three days.

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Cows saw traffic reduced to a crawl this morning with a typical 40-minute journey taking 2.5 hours.

Weather: Showers expected later today


Heavy rain is falling in parts of the South Island, with showers expected in Christchurch tonight.

Christchurch to escape heavy rain and gales


Severe weather warning issued for parts of the South Island, but Christchurch expected to stay dry.

Christchurch set to avoid regional downpour

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Heavy rain forecast in parts of Canterbury tomorrow, but Christchurch expected to stay dry.

Fine skies ahead of drizzle

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Make the most of today's sun as southerly change will bring rain to Christchurch tomorrow.

Weekend highs of 20C ahead

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Christchurch set for calm weather after turbulent few days, with conditions perfect as sports season ramps up.

Strong winds ease off for fine day

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Gusts of up to 150kmh recorded on Aoraki/Mt Cook overnight, but Christchurch in for calmer, cooler day.

150kmh gusts on the way for Canterbury

Wind in Christchurch

Today's fine weather will be short-lived with wind set to whip up Canterbury from this evening.

Gales and rain make miserable start to the week

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Severe weather warning in place as Canterbury set to be battered by gales and heavy rain.

Severe weather warning for South Island


Motorists urged to use caution as strong northwest gales expected to hit Christchurch this afternoon.

Weather: Severe gales easing


Severe gales in parts of inland North Canterbury should ease this morning.

Weather: Severe wind warning

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Winds of 120 kmh could hit inland Canterbury today, while snow expected on alpine passes.

Weather: Fine week ahead

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Morning cloud should make way for a fine day in Christchurch today.

Cold southerly change on the way


Make the most of today's fine weather as a southerly change is set to bring rain on Friday.

Spring weather set to kick in


This week looks good if you work outdoors or are taking time off for the school holidays.

Snow for the school holidays

Parts of Canterbury expect 40cm of white stuff

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Cantabrians heading to Hanmer Springs for the start of the school holidays could get snow this weekend.

Gorgeous week of sun ahead for Canterbury

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Mercury set to tip 21C today, with only blemish on the horizon a small spot of rain on Friday.

Frosty start melts away for fine day

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Sun to make welcome return in Christchurch after yesterday's gales, rain and hail.

Snow and gales batter Canterbury


High winds have keep contractors busy clearing roads of branches and debris, especially SH75 to Akaroa.

Ski fields end on high after snow dump

Late snow makes for 'best day ever' at Mt Hutt

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Canterbury's ski fields received the biggest dump of snow this season on Tuesday and more flurries have fallen this weekend.

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.
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